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May 25, 2023

Woman who fled US to keep child custody more than a decade ago says her lawyer encouraged flight

A Virginia woman who left the United States for more than a decade with her child to avoid sharing custody of her daughter with her former partner says her lawyer suggested she flee. In a document filed May 19 in federal court in Vermont as part of a long-running civil case, Lisa Miller outlined what […]

Nov 19, 2019

Binding arbitration for child custody cases can’t be enforced

  Child custody and visitation schedules can’t be determined through binding arbitration awards in South Carolina because only family courts have the authority to determine the best interests of the children, the South Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled in a case of first impression.   Robert Kosciusko and Alice Parham had two children during their […]

Jul 14, 2015

Insurance — No Duty to Defend ‘Kidnapping’ Suit

Liberty University Inc. v. Citizens Ins. Co. of America (Lawyers Weekly No. 001-134-15, 32 pp.) (Thacker, J.) No. 14-2254, July 10, 2015; USDC at Lynchburg, Va. (Moon, J.) 4th Cir. Holding: An insurance company has no duty to defend Liberty University under its CGL or educators’ legal liability policies against a complaint alleging the school […]

Apr 21, 2015

Domestic Relations — Divorce – Equitable Distribution – Child Custody – Attorney’s Fees – Guardian Ad Litem Fees

Brown v. Brown (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-038-15, 14 pp.) (H. Bruce Williams, J.) Appealed from Pickens County Family Court (Alex Kinlaw Jr., J.) S.C. App. Holding: Appellant-husband argues that his far greater financial contributions to the marital assets and the short (8-year) duration of the marriage entitle him to a larger share of the marital […]

Jan 30, 2015

Prosecutor: Beaufort slaying resulted from custody dispute

BEAUFORT (AP) — Another slaying in South Carolina has been linked to a child custody dispute. Media outlets report that prosecutors in Beaufort say a custody fight resulted in the killing of a man there Jan. 9. Authorities say 38-year-old Anthony Ellison and 21-year-old Jasmine Femia are charged with murder and conspiracy in the shooting […]

Sep 11, 2014

Timeline leading to dad’s arrest in 5 kids’ deaths

COLUMBIA — A South Carolina man is accused killing his five children and dumping their bodies along a road in Alabama. Here is a timeline of events leading to his arrest and the discovery of the bodies, according to court records and authorities: May 2012: Timothy Ray Jones Jr. sees a therapist with concerns that something […]

Nov 14, 2012

Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Custody & Visitation – Support – Imputed Income

Lewis v. Lewis Even though the defendant-father’s expert cited recent studies indicating that joint custody is ideal, our courts generally disfavor joint custody. Moreover, both parties’ experts agreed that a lack of hostility or controversy between the parties is the most important component – one that was missing in this case.

Apr 20, 2012

Amendment One’s vague language

Of the 55 words in North Carolina’s proposed constitutional amendment on marriage, three carry much potential for confusion: “domestic legal union.” As family law attorneys ponder how the amendment, if approved on May 8, would affect practice in areas like domestic violence, child custody and end-of-life decisions, they tend to focus on that phrase.

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