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Grandparent Visitation Is Now Available, for certain SC Grandparents

With recent legislation passing in South Carolina, court-ordered visitation for grandparents has become more attainable.  The amended statute, S.C. Code § 63-3-530 (A)(33), has opened the door for grandparents and increased their chances of...

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South Carolina Child Support Guidelines Updated!

As of July 1, 2014, South Carolina has revised and updated its child support guidelines.  This is the first update since 2006.  But don’t rush to file for a review unless you know how...

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Adultery: when is it OK to date during a divorce proceeding?

Many times in recent weeks, I have been asked by various clients (men and women), when is it ok to date during the separation and divorce process.  The short answer is that dating leads...

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Payment of Attorney Fees in Family Court; One Attorney’s Thoughts

Imposition of a “Loser Pays” System Would Reduce the Family Court Docket By M. J. Goodwin     I have long been an advocate of a “loser pays” system in Family Court.  In essence,...

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As of July 1, 2014, Goodwin & Pruette takes on Department of Social Services cases

As of July 1, 2014, Goodwin & Pruette will represent defendants who have cases brought against them by the South Carolina Department of Social Services.  These cases include, but are not limited to Removal...

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Texting While Driving is Now Illegal in South Carolina

The long awaited law prohibiting texting while driving has finally been ratified by the State Legislature and signed by Governor Haley.  This law is long over due in South Carolina.  I continue to be...

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Happy Memorial Day! Freedom is Not Free.

http://andersonobserver.com/news/2014/5/25/marine-rides-coast-to-coast-on-horseback-to-help-vets.html  

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So What’s the Big Deal about the No Concealable Weapons Signs? Part 2

So What’s the Big Deal about the No Concealable Weapons Signs?  Part Two By M. J. Goodwin   A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about some businesses in Anderson, South Carolina, that had...

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Gnats and Lions: Navigating a Divorce like an African Safari

Gnats and Lions:  Navigating a Divorce like an African Safari By M. J. Goodwin   My cousin, a wonderful young man who is twenty-four years younger than I am, got married this weekend.  It...

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Divorce in the Age of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Words Matter.  Divorce in the Age of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. By M. J. Goodwin   Today there are reports on the radio and internet about Jessica Aldean, wife of country music artist Jason...

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