I got a phone call the other day from a woman whose husband I had represented in their recent divorce. She represented herself in the divorce, so I suppose she didn’t know who else to turn to, but now two years after the divorce she wanted to know if the Decree of Divorce could be amended to allow her to change her name back to her maiden name.
I asked my staff to call her back and tell her I there was nothing I could do for her, and that she would need to contact independent counsel to go about changing her name. She wanted to know why I couldn’t help her, isn’t she entitled to change her n [Read more…]
It’s fall in the Charleston County Family Court.
Fall brings relief in so many ways: a little breeze here and there, not quite so much sun, and the anticipation of cool nights with maybe even a sweater or two being brought out! The breeze has been blowing through the Charleston County Family Court, as well, with changes in practice Rules, public airing of one adoption case, and a change in focus in some cases, whether they be alimony cases, child support cases, custody case, or any combination [Read more…]