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, Temporary Hearings in SC Family Court

Temporary Hearings in SC Family Court

Strategies for Temporary Hearings By M. J. Goodwin   On November 21, 2012, the South Carolina Supreme issued an Order (herein after “Order” or “the Order”) that drastically changed the way that temporary hearings...

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, The Big Gun in DSS Cases:  Section 19-1-180; Hearsay Exceptions in Abuse Cases

The Big Gun in DSS Cases: Section 19-1-180; Hearsay Exceptions in Abuse Cases

Section 19-1-180: The Big Gun.   “OBJECTION! HEARSAY!”   We know it even before we go to law school. We see it on TV and in the movies. Lawyers jump from their chair and...

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, The Importance of Keeping Family Court Documents

The Importance of Keeping Family Court Documents

The Importance of Keeping Family Court Documents By M. J. Goodwin   An Amber Alert was issued in Greenville, SC yesterday following a birth mother appearing at a third party custodian’s home and demanding...

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, Family Court Agreements Reduce Anxiety and Stress

Family Court Agreements Reduce Anxiety and Stress

By Todd Pruette My law partner and I have will have spirited debates about various topics that we disagree on. Most of the time the conversations will end with each of us shaking our...

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, Relocation as it Pertains to Custody Cases in SC

Relocation as it Pertains to Custody Cases in SC

Relocation as it Pertains to Custody Cases in SC By M. J. Goodwin   As a general rule, children are best served being raised by two involved parents. This fact makes relocation of the...

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, Family Court Restraining Orders and the Right to Bear Arms

Family Court Restraining Orders and the Right to Bear Arms

Family Court Restraining Orders and the Right to Bear Arms By M. J. Goodwin Many divorce attorneys routinely add mutual restraining orders to their legal documents. While this may seem second nature, it should...

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, Personal Property Issues in Family Court

Personal Property Issues in Family Court

Personal property issues are perhaps the most frustrating for Family Court practitioners and Family Court judges. I was reminded of this today when an old story from 1999 began circulating on Facebook. The story...

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, Mediation of Family Court Matters

Mediation of Family Court Matters

Mediation is an informal process that allows opposing parties of litigation to meet with a neutral (the mediator) in an atmosphere that facilitates communication, with a view to resolving differences outside of court.  Mediation...

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, Domestic Violence Victims in South Carolina:  GET OUT!

Domestic Violence Victims in South Carolina: GET OUT!

Domestic Violence and Physical Cruelty Divorce in South Carolina By M. J. Goodwin   The news has been full of incidents of domestic violence in recent days. From the murder/suicide at the University of...

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, Standard Visitation in South Carolina

Standard Visitation in South Carolina

Standard Visitation in South Carolina By Todd Pruette, Family Court Attorney “Standard Visitation” is commonly used in Family Court.  But what is considered standard?  No statute in South Carolina defines it.  Judges do, however,...

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