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, 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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, 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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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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South Carolina May Soon Have Same-Sex Marriage

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Divorce in the Age of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Words Matter.  Divorce in the Age of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. By M. J. Goodwin   Today there are reports on the radio and internet about Jessica Aldean, wife of country music artist Jason...

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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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How to Behave in Court

How to Behave in a Courtroom:  A Dozen Almost Fool-Proof Tips By M. J. Goodwin   I have previously written about what attire is appropriate for Court and what is not appropriate for Court.  ...

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So What’s the Big Deal about the “No Concealable Weapons Allowed” Signs?

So What’s the Big Deal about the No Concealable Weapons Allowed Sign? **A Concealed Weapons Permit Primer for South Carolina**   By M. J. Goodwin   Twice this week, I have been dismayed to...

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Ten Family Court Lessons from The Walking Dead

Ten Legal Lessons from AMC’s hit show The Walking Dead By M. J. Goodwin I am a huge fan of The Walking Dead  (TWD).  Sunday nights at my house have some pretty basic rules. ...

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