Blog

, 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...

Read More
, 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,...

Read More
, RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL ON CHILD CARE IN CUSTODY CASES

RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL ON CHILD CARE IN CUSTODY CASES

RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL ON CHILD CARE Settlement Negotiation in Family Court Custody Cases   By M. J. Goodwin   While there are many good reasons to settle a Family Court matter, saving money...

Read More
, Preparing to Leave a Marriage in SC

Preparing to Leave a Marriage in SC

What should one do to prepare to leave a marriage? By M. J. Goodwin   I think that perhaps the hardest part of any divorce proceeding is the decision to end the marriage and...

Read More

Violence and Family Law: The Hughes-Ferrell Case

Violence and Family Law: The Hughes-Ferrell Case   By M. J. Goodwin This week’s news item found here http://www.wyff4.com/news/family-members-charged-in-intrudersoninlaw-shooting/30973738 is particularly disturbing to me as a family law attorney. From what is reported in the...

Read More

Tax Refunds and “Uncontested” Divorces in SC

Tax Refunds and “Uncontested” Divorces By M. J. Goodwin   I have previously written about the Myth of the Uncontested Divorce. http://www.mjgoodwin.com/blog/the-myth-of-the-uncontested-divorce/   It is my experience that the tax refunds that appear this...

Read More
, Child Preference as a Basis for a Change of Custody in SC

Child Preference as a Basis for a Change of Custody in SC

Change of Custody Case: Child Preference By M. J. Goodwin   Over the past 23 years, I have heard countless clients state that the primary reason he or she wants to file for a...

Read More

Gregory Forman’s Blog on Lasting Marriages is a Great Read.

http://www.gregoryforman.com/blog/2014/12/if-you-expect-your-spouses-farts-to-smell-like-roses-you-are-going-to-be-upset1or-what-ive-learned-after-twenty-five-years-of-marriage/    

Read More
, Can I change the locks on the marital home?

Can I change the locks on the marital home?

My spouse moved out. Can I change the locks? By M. J. Goodwin   I get this question a lot. The answer depends on where you are in the separation and divorce process.  ...

Read More

Legal Separation or Temporary Order in SC?

Legal Separation or Temporary Order? By M. J. Goodwin   Family Court can be confusing. That is why it’s smart to have an experienced Family Court lawyer represent you. One area of confusion is...

Read More