When Criminal Court and Family Court Collide

My main practice areas are criminal cases and family court cases. As such, I have the opportunity to represent clients who find themselves accused of domestic violence charges while at the same time...

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Custody, Visitation, and the Coronavirus/Covid-19

Custody, Visitation, and the Coronavirus/Covid-19

  In South Carolina we are now in the third week of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis; incrementally, more and more of our State has been shut down.  How do parents who are operating...

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When Does Alimony End?

When Does Alimony End?

Alimony   There are a number of types of alimony in South Carolina: permanent and periodic alimony, lump-sum alimony, rehabilitative alimony, and reimbursement alimony.   The...

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The Guardian ad Litem

The Guardian ad Litem

What you need to know about the Guardian ad Litem In South Carolina, a Guardian ad Litem is often times appointed by the Family Court in cases where child custody or child visitation is contested. ...

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Order of Protection: Domestic Violence and Family Court in South Carolina

 Order of Protection: Domestic Violence and Family Court in South Carolina

Clients typically call me about Orders of Protection in two scenarios. The first scenario is a when a victim of domestic abuse has already obtained an Order of Protection and is now seeking to hire a...

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Family Court Mediation

 Family Court Mediation

Whenever I meet with a prospective client to discuss a Greenville Family Court matter, I chart out a map of how his or her case may work its way through the Family Court system in South Carolina. One...

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What to do if you don’t have income to pay child support

What to do if you don’t have income to pay child support

I’ve practiced family law in Greenville, SC, for over ten years, and am often asked, “What do I do if I can’t pay child support?” I advise them to get a family law lawyer...

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Changing a Child’s Name

One of the more frequent calls I receive is from a parent wanting to change their child’s name. In the majority of cases a parent wants to change a child’s last name. By the time the...

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