After declining in 2008, 2009 and 2010, the divorce rate in the United States is starting to increase. The recent escalation in the country’s divorce rate may be an indication of economic recovery. Miller|Conway understands the United States’ economic recovery may lead to an uptic in divorce rates. Miller|Conway also understands that divorce can lead to personal financial disaster. Should the need arise, […]
Termination of Parental Rights in the Best Interest of the Child In the recent decision in SCDSS v. M.R.C.L, the South Carolina Supreme Court examined the standard regarding the best interest of the child in situations involving termination of parental rights (TPR). SCDSS v. M.R.C.L, Opinion No. 27007 (2011). The court considered the biological mother’s […]
On June 20, 2011, the Supreme Court of the United States held that the 14th Amendment’s Due Process Clause does not automatically require the State to provide counsel to an indigent defendant-parent who is subject to a child support order at a civil contempt proceeding, even if that individual faces incarceration. In particular, the Court […]
Electronic communication via Skype, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, e-mail, texting, BBMing and whiteboard, amongst others, provides divorced/separated parents and their children a way to creatively structure parenting time when face-to-face visitation is not possible. Such methods allow for flexibility in accounting for busy schedules and long-distance relationships. For instance, Skype allows a long-distance parent to see and interact with his/her child in real […]
Miller|Conway is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, April 7, 2011 from 2-7PM. The American Red Cross is experiencing a shortage of all blood types and South Carolina’s inventory of type O- has fallen to 50 units, which is less than a day’s supply. Please stop by the office and onto the bloodmobile at 124 S. […]
The firm will be preparing a bechamel deep-dish lasagne and white bean soup with andouille and kale for the 2011 Taste of Goose Creek. Come support local charities, bask in the sun and enjoy a wide variety of homemade dishes at this year’s Taste of Goose Creek.
Highly contested divorce and custody disputes between parents can lead to children being negatively affected in a variety of ways. One of the most serious situations that can develop from a long and bitter dispute between two parents is child kidnapping. Often times when one parent has had enough they will just take their children and […]
David Conway, a partner with Miller|Conway’s Goose Creek office, is now a member in good standing of the Rotary Club of North Charleston. David looks forward to participating in numerous charitable projects in the upcoming months. Ross Miller, a partner with Miller|Conway’s Goose Creek office, has been selected as a Tulane Law Ambassador.
Increasingly Facebook, the omnipresent social media site, is becoming a primary source of evidence of infidelity in divorce cases. Private detectives become less necessary when you have been “tagged” in an inappropriate picture on the site and your spouse catches wind. In fact, Facebook is being referenced as a virtual “third party” in divorce proceedings. […]
In Sanderson v. Sanderson, the South Carolina Court of Appeals recently ruled as to whether the family court abused its discretion in imputing income of $64,000 per year to Husband after he lost his job. Based on the below discussion the Court concluded that the family court did abuse its discretion in imputing $64,000 annually to Husband. This issue has […]