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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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, 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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, Timing of Family Court Litigation

Timing of Family Court Litigation

Timing of Family Court Litigation By M. J. Goodwin   The issue of timing is often critical in Family Court litigation.  Timing can come up in a variety of ways.  Sometimes it’s beneficial to...

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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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, Temporary Hearings in SC Family Court

Temporary Hearings in SC Family Court

Strategies for Temporary Hearings By M. J. Goodwin   On November 21, 2012, the South Carolina Supreme issued an Order (herein after “Order” or “the Order”) that drastically changed the way that temporary hearings...

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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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, 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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, Can I change the locks on the marital home?

Can I change the locks on the marital home?

My spouse moved out. Can I change the locks? By M. J. Goodwin   I get this question a lot. The answer depends on where you are in the separation and divorce process.  ...

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What does a litigant need to bring up in divorce court? What will “help” in a divorce case?

Question of the week:  “Will (fill in the blank) help me in my divorce case?” By M. J. Goodwin A divorce client is overwhelmed by their situation.  The loss of the marriage is devastating...

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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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