Asset Division

, 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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, 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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, 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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, 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.  ...

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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...

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Retirement 401K Division in Divorce via QDRO

Division of Retirement Assets (QDRO) in Divorce Cases in SC By M. J. Goodwin   In this day and age, it’s hard to save money. Most people going through a divorce have worked hard...

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Getting a Good Outcome in Family Court in SC: Divorce, Adultery, Property, Custody, Visitation

Obtaining a Good Outcome in Family Court By M. J. Goodwin   It’s been a busy past few weeks in Family Court.  Several trials and several settlements occurred.  Due to docket considerations, some of...

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What does a litigant need to bring up in divorce court? What will “help” in a divorce case?

Question of the week:  “Will (fill in the blank) help me in my divorce case?” By M. J. Goodwin A divorce client is overwhelmed by their situation.  The loss of the marriage is devastating...

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What if you are the person who is at fault in your divorce case? Adultery? Physical Abuse? Alcohol or drugs?

What if you are the person who is at fault in your divorce case? By M. J. Goodwin     All of us are human and as a result of innate human failings, I...

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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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