Divorce

, 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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, 14 Realities of Divorce and Family Court in SC

14 Realities of Divorce and Family Court in SC

14 Realities of Divorce and Family Court in SC By M. J. Goodwin This list is based on 24 years of practice in the Family Courts of South Carolina.  Family Court matters are very...

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, Domestic Violence Before Marriage Should Be A Deal Breaker

Domestic Violence Before Marriage Should Be A Deal Breaker

I was sworn in as a lawyer in the State of South Carolina, twenty-four years ago last week.  I began my career at the Solicitor’s Office and continued my now twenty-one year private practice...

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, 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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, 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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, 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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, SC Parental Equality Act and Child Related Information

SC Parental Equality Act and Child Related Information

SC Parental Equality Act By M. J. Goodwin   A non-custodial parent is not dependent on the custodial parent for all information about a child. In South Carolina, Section 63-15-260 of the South Carolina...

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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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, 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...

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, 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...

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