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Jonathan W. Lounsberry attended the 2014 AAML Institute for Family Law Associates

Charleston family law attorney Jonathan W. Lounsberry of Melissa F. Brown, LLC attended the 2014 AAML Institute for Family Law Associates. (Melissa F. Brown, Principal of the firm, is a Fellow in the AAML and the IAML.) The AAML (American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers) was founded in 1962, by highly regarded domestic relations attorneys: “[t]o provide leadership that promotes the [..]

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Jonathan W. Lounsberry Program Co-Chair for 2014 ABA Section of International Law’s International Families: Money, Children and Long Term Planning Conference

Along with Stephen Cullen and Kelly Powers of Miles & Stockbridge P.C. (Baltimore & Washington, D.C.), Jonathan W. Lounsberry of Melissa F. Brown, LLC (Charleston, South Carolina) was program Co-Chair for the “The Promise of the 1980 Hague Convention in Asia” Panel at the 2014 ABA Section of International Law’s International Families: Money, Children and Long Term Planning Conference [..]

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The South Carolina Supreme Court’s Changes to Civil Procedure Rules Directly Impact Family Court Litigants

Today’s (April 16, 2014) Shearouse Advance Sheets No. 15, the South Carolina Supreme Court amended portions of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure that directly impact family court cases.  The Court ordered that Rules 11 and 77, SCRCP, are amended and 41.2, SCRCP is added as follows: Amendment to Rule 11(a), SCRCP: “…The written or electronic signature of an attorney [..]

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Be Careful When Using Technology To Gather Evidence

The world of technology changes at break neck speed.   Even Apple fans hardly have time to familiarize themselves with a new toy before another is introduced. The new technology is available even before contracts run on the previous models. Most people today are not as concerned about keeping up with the Jones’s as they are with keeping [..]

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Pending South Carolina Joint Custody Bill Needs Work, Says SC Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)

The South Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers has issued a position statement regarding the pending joint custody bill, H. 4614, currently before the State Senate. This legislation would create significant changes in the way custody cases are decided in South Carolina, and in some respects would limit the Family Court’s ability to craft custody arrangements that fit [..]

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