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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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, 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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, What does hating your child’s other parent do to your child?

What does hating your child’s other parent do to your child?

What does hating your child’s other parent do to your child? By M. J. Goodwin   Contentious custody and visitation cases take a toll on everyone involved, even the attorneys. But the person who...

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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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, Family Court Agreements Reduce Anxiety and Stress

Family Court Agreements Reduce Anxiety and Stress

By Todd Pruette My law partner and I have will have spirited debates about various topics that we disagree on. Most of the time the conversations will end with each of us shaking our...

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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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What if your spouse won’t sign the Divorce Decree?

What if your spouse says that he/she won’t “sign for the divorce”? By M. J. Goodwin   I was asked today, by a distraught spouse, what would happen if the other spouse refused to...

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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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Adultery: what is the required proof and why does it matter?

Adultery:  what is the required proof and why does it matter? By M. J. Goodwin   Adultery is perhaps the most incendiary aspect of family court litigation.  Adultery involves a painful, intimate betrayal.  It...

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