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, 14 More Realities of Family Court; Dealing with Children

14 More Realities of Family Court; Dealing with Children

THINGS A GOOD LAWYER WILL TELL YOU 14 More Realities of Family Court Litigation:  General Rules for Dealing with Children This list is based on 24 years of practice in the Family Courts of...

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, 14 Realities of Divorce and Family Court in SC

14 Realities of Divorce and Family Court in SC

14 Realities of Divorce and Family Court in SC By M. J. Goodwin This list is based on 24 years of practice in the Family Courts of South Carolina.  Family Court matters are very...

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, Domestic Violence Before Marriage Should Be A Deal Breaker

Domestic Violence Before Marriage Should Be A Deal Breaker

I was sworn in as a lawyer in the State of South Carolina, twenty-four years ago last week.  I began my career at the Solicitor’s Office and continued my now twenty-one year private practice...

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, What if a Litigant Waits Too Long to Contest a Family Court Action?

What if a Litigant Waits Too Long to Contest a Family Court Action?

Waiting too late to deal with a Family Court action will have devastating, irreversible consequences.  Lately, I have noticed a disturbing trend of litigants contacting me well after a case is over, wanting to...

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, Clemson Tiger Football Defense and a Lawyer’s Role in Family Court Litigation

Clemson Tiger Football Defense and a Lawyer’s Role in Family Court Litigation

Clemson Tiger Football Defense and A Lawyer’s Role in Family Court Litigation By M. J. Goodwin   I used to have a bumper sticker that read:  “My blood runneth orange”.  I’m a 1987 Clemson...

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, Division of Marital Property in South Carolina; “What if my spouse squandered our money?”

Division of Marital Property in South Carolina; “What if my spouse squandered our money?”

Division of Marital Property in Family Court in South Carolina FAQ:  “What if my spouse squandered our money?” By M. J. Goodwin   The Family Court has authority to divide marital property in the...

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, What to Expect in Family Court If You Can’t Pass a Drug Test

What to Expect in Family Court If You Can’t Pass a Drug Test

What to Expect in Family Court If You Can’t Pass a Drug Test By M. J. Goodwin   Drug use and abuse are common issues in Family Court. The street drugs that are commonly...

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, Timing of Family Court Litigation

Timing of Family Court Litigation

Timing of Family Court Litigation By M. J. Goodwin   The issue of timing is often critical in Family Court litigation.  Timing can come up in a variety of ways.  Sometimes it’s beneficial to...

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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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