SC Family Law (662)

Course Memo

This course is an introductory course to South Carolina Family Law. We will discuss the broad jurisdiction of the Family Court in South Carolina and the various types of cases that are routinely litigated there. We will cover South Carolina statutory law on issues such as marriage, divorce, parental right and termination of parental rights. There will be an emphasis on the issues presented in typical divorce cases, such as divorce, alimony (or spousal support), child custody and child support, and equitable apportionment of property and debts. Mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution will be addressed, briefly. The primary objective of this course is to provide the student with a broad overview of South Carolina Family Law.