Child Custody

, Care, custody and control of the children

Care, custody and control of the children

Care, custody and control of the children.  By MJ Goodwin Many Family Court Orders, both temporary order and final orders, have provisions providing for the “care, custody and control” of the minor children.  What...

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, Love Triangles:  custody and visitation in SC

Love Triangles: custody and visitation in SC

Love Triangles By M. J. Goodwin Country music artist RaeLynn’s song “Love Triangle” really hit a chord with me.   In addition to representing parents in Family Court, I do a lot of Guardian...

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, Visitation Issue:  My Child Does Not Want to Visit!

Visitation Issue: My Child Does Not Want to Visit!

The Visitation Chronicles:  Part 3- My Child Doesn’t Want to Visit the Other Parent! By M. J. Goodwin                   A very common question in my Family Court practice is “do I have to...

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, Visitation Issue:  My child got hurt during visitation!

Visitation Issue: My child got hurt during visitation!

The Visitation Chronicles:  Part Two-  My child got hurt during visitation!                By M. J. Goodwin   I get at least three contacts a year from clients whose child has been injured in some way...

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, Visitation Issues in Family Court:  Girlfriends and Boyfriends

Visitation Issues in Family Court: Girlfriends and Boyfriends

The Visitation Chronicles:  Part One- What about the girlfriend?  Or boyfriend?  By MJ Goodwin   Custody and visitation questions are among the most difficult questions faced in Family Court.  A Family Court Judge is...

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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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, 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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, 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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