MJ Goodwin

, 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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, 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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, Clemson Tiger Football Defense and a Lawyer’s Role in Family Court Litigation

Clemson Tiger Football Defense and a Lawyer’s Role in Family Court Litigation

Clemson Tiger Football Defense and A Lawyer’s Role in Family Court Litigation By M. J. Goodwin   I used to have a bumper sticker that read:  “My blood runneth orange”.  I’m a 1987 Clemson...

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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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, The Myth that Fathers Never Get Custody

The Myth that Fathers Never Get Custody

I see a lot of fathers who come to my office believing that they do not stand a chance of getting custody of their children solely because of their own gender. These men have...

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, Visitation Issues in Family Court

Visitation Issues in Family Court

Visitation Issues in Family Court By M. J. Goodwin   The most difficult issues in Family Court are those involving children. The best outcome for all children is to have two emotionally stable, healthy,...

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, The Importance of Keeping Family Court Documents

The Importance of Keeping Family Court Documents

The Importance of Keeping Family Court Documents By M. J. Goodwin   An Amber Alert was issued in Greenville, SC yesterday following a birth mother appearing at a third party custodian’s home and demanding...

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, Relocation as it Pertains to Custody Cases in SC

Relocation as it Pertains to Custody Cases in SC

Relocation as it Pertains to Custody Cases in SC By M. J. Goodwin   As a general rule, children are best served being raised by two involved parents. This fact makes relocation of the...

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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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, Mediation of Family Court Matters

Mediation of Family Court Matters

Mediation is an informal process that allows opposing parties of litigation to meet with a neutral (the mediator) in an atmosphere that facilitates communication, with a view to resolving differences outside of court.  Mediation...

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