Tag Archives: Child Support

Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Termination of Parental Rights – Child Support – Best Interests (access required)

Rodney A. v. Keisha G. The respondent-father failed to pay child support even when he was employed in prison; moreover, he never asked his relatives to provide child support. The father never provided care for the child, the child wishes to move on, and she needs the kind of stable, loving environment provided by her foster parents. We affirm the family court’s order terminating the father’s parental rights.

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Child support case triggers another due process ruling  (access required)

The imprisonment of South Carolinians found in contempt for failure to pay child support was front and center when the U.S. Supreme Court released its decision in Turner v. Rogers on June 20. In that case, the high court reversed a jail sentence entered against Michael Turner because the procedures at his civil contempt hearing violated his due process rights. Now the S.C. Supreme Court has entered the fray, reversing a child support-related criminal contempt penalty because Brian DiMarco (pictured) was entitled to a jury trial before Greenville County Family Court Judge Barry W. Knobel sentenced him to 12 months in prison.

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