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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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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...

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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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Why does Courtroom Experience Matter for a Divorce Lawyer?

Why does Courtroom Experience Matter for a Divorce Lawyer? By M. J. Goodwin   Some lawyers love to go to Court.  I am one of those lawyers.  The trial process has intrigued and interested...

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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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As of July 1, 2014, Goodwin & Pruette takes on DSS child abuse and neglect cases

As of July 1, 2014, Goodwin & Pruette will represent defendants who have cases brought against them by the South Carolina Department of Social Services.  These cases include, but are not limited to Removal...

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Gnats and Lions: Navigating a Divorce like an African Safari

Gnats and Lions:  Navigating a Divorce like an African Safari By M. J. Goodwin   My cousin, a wonderful young man who is twenty-four years younger than I am, got married this weekend.  It...

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Conscious Uncoupling

Conscious Uncoupling. By M. J. Goodwin   A few weeks ago, actress Gwyneth Paltrow and musician Chris Martin announced their divorce and characterized it as “conscious uncoupling.”  They even participated in a ceremony.  This...

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What happens during a Family Court Trial?

What happens during a Family Court trial? By M. J. Goodwin   In Anderson County, South Carolina, a litigant can expect a wait of at least one year before a day long trial in...

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There are many ways to accomplish the same Family Court goal: settlement or litigation

There is more than one way to accomplish most Family Court goals:  settlement  or litigation By M. J. Goodwin   I served as mediator in three cases last week.  Two out of the three...

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