Written by on February 24th 2017.
What is “settled” is settled, at least for now, regarding the Hague Convention’s meaning of the term. In a June 2016 ruling, the Fourth Circuit upholds a district court decision that a child was “settled” in the United States.
Under the Hague Convention, a court is not required to order a child… read morePosted in Divorce Law | Family Law
Written by Max Hyde on January 19th 2017.
Based on my experiences in life and as a lawyer, I find most people, including family court judges, do not take kindly to attempts by a parent to alienate his or her child from the other parent. Truly, I agree with these sentiments, as parental alienation places the most inno… read morePosted in Divorce Law | Family Court | Family Law
Written by Max Hyde on December 7th 2016.
Minding brother’s business. Brother, mind.
As a brother of a brother, I know how minding a brother’s business can be a double-edged sword. In a recent South Carolina Court of Appeals opinion, the marital dissolution of two parties was affected by the intervention of a brother to one of the par… read morePosted in Divorce Law | Family Court
Written by Max Hyde on November 17th 2016.
Thanksgiving is upon us, and I would be remiss not to acknowledge this truly American holiday and all it brings to dining room tables across our fine country.
From cross-country road trips to a skip down the sidewalk, family members from near and far gather on Thanksgiving. Each seat filled at … read morePosted in Divorce Law | Family Court
Written by Max Hyde on November 3rd 2016.
Work hard, play hard. I often wonder if the play hard part comes easier later in life, maybe in the retirement phase. In any event, working hard to retire strong is a goal most of us have in common.
In divorce, I often find clients surprised to realize that retirement accounts are, generally, … read morePosted in Family Law
Written by on September 2nd 2016.
In South Carolina family law, family courts often look to two standard visitation schedules and their accompanying guidelines as a sort of guiding star for parents and individuals involved in child custody litigation.
Although each family's situation is unique, using these standard arrangements a… read morePosted in
Written by Ryan E. Gaylord on August 25th 2016.
There are two certainties in this world: death and taxes. Now that we’ve acknowledged the inevitable, the necessary follow-up question is, what are we going to do about it?
Estate planning is not just about avoiding estate taxes. A thoughtful estate plan can help efficiently and quickly provide y… read morePosted in Real Estate Law
Written by Max Hyde on July 28th 2016.
Eminent domain. (18c) The inherent power of a governmental entity to take privately owned property, esp. land, and convert it to public use, subject to reasonable compensation for the taking. Eminent domain, Black’s Law Dictionary (10th ed. 2014).
Max Hyde handles eminent domain cases.
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Written by Max Hyde on July 27th 2016.
It seems like every bride, groom, parent and friend has a different opinion about prenuptial agreements. However, whether you are a romantic or a realist, or somewhere in between, South Carolina’s highest court has recognized prenuptial agreements as being “…highly beneficial to serving the best int… read morePosted in Divorce Law | Family Law
Written by on June 28th 2016.
Drug Court offers individuals charged with certain drug-related criminal offenses an amazing opportunity to rehabilitate and not have a criminal record.
Here in Spartanburg County, an individual charged with certain drug-related crimes may be eligible for Drug Court. A screening process is perfor… read morePosted in Criminal Defense