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, FAQ: What is a Temporary Hearing in Family Court?

FAQ: What is a Temporary Hearing in Family Court?

FAQ: What is a Temporary Hearing in Family Court? By M. J. Goodwin A temporary hearing in Family Court is allowed under South Carolina law. A lawyer files a motion for temporary relief and...

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, Men Do Get Alimony in SC:  The Ricigliano Decision

Men Do Get Alimony in SC: The Ricigliano Decision

Men Do Get Alimony in SC: The Ricigliano Decision By M. J. Goodwin   Aside from child custody issues, I would say that Family Court litigants get more upset about alimony than any other...

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, Family Court Math: Why Getting Paid Every Other Week is Not Twice a Month

Family Court Math: Why Getting Paid Every Other Week is Not Twice a Month

Family Court Math: Why Getting Paid Every Other Week is Not Twice a Month By M. J. Goodwin I have written before about the importance of Financial Declarations in Family Court. It is absolutely...

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, Parental Alienation and Family Court Custody and Visitation Cases

Parental Alienation and Family Court Custody and Visitation Cases

Parental Alienation and Family Court Custody and Visitation Cases[1] The recent headline out of the State of Michigan, http://observer.com/2015/07/exclusive-interview-dad-whose-kids-were-locked-up-for-not-having-lunch-with-him/, has had social media buzzing. Most of the comments side with the mother and express...

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, The Myth that Fathers Never Get Custody

The Myth that Fathers Never Get Custody

I see a lot of fathers who come to my office believing that they do not stand a chance of getting custody of their children solely because of their own gender. These men have...

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, Common Law Marriage in SC

Common Law Marriage in SC

Common Law Marriage: How to Avoid It By M. J. Goodwin   My friend, Greg Forman, wrote today about common law marriages and the misconception that a common law marriage involves less of a...

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, Service by Publication in South Carolina Family Court

Service by Publication in South Carolina Family Court

Service by Publication in SC Family Court By M. J. Goodwin   Many times, a client will not know where the opposing party in a law suit can be located. One can still sue...

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, What does hating your child’s other parent do to your child?

What does hating your child’s other parent do to your child?

What does hating your child’s other parent do to your child? By M. J. Goodwin   Contentious custody and visitation cases take a toll on everyone involved, even the attorneys. But the person who...

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, SC Parental Equality Act and Child Related Information

SC Parental Equality Act and Child Related Information

SC Parental Equality Act By M. J. Goodwin   A non-custodial parent is not dependent on the custodial parent for all information about a child. In South Carolina, Section 63-15-260 of the South Carolina...

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, Visitation Issues in Family Court

Visitation Issues in Family Court

Visitation Issues in Family Court By M. J. Goodwin   The most difficult issues in Family Court are those involving children. The best outcome for all children is to have two emotionally stable, healthy,...

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