Child Support

, 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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, 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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, 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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, 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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, 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...

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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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Client’s Indecision Can Cripple a Family Court Case; Know Your Rights AND Know What You Want to Accomplish

Client’s Indecision can Cripple a Family Court Case By M. J. Goodwin   It is important for a client to know what he or she wants to accomplish in Family Court.  This may seem...

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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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Child support is over. Does my child’s other parent have to pay for college?

Does my child’s other parent have to pay for college? By Todd Pruette   A family court judge in South Carolina can order a divorced or unmarried parent to contribute towards his or her...

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South Carolina Child Support Guidelines Updated!

As of July 1, 2014, South Carolina has revised and updated its child support guidelines.  This is the first update since 2006.  But don’t rush to file for a review unless you know how...

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