On November 21, 2012, the Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court issued an Administrative Order outlining new requirements for hearings on Motions for Temporary Relief. A copy of the Order can be found here.
These changes include a requirement that such hearings be scheduled within 4 weeks of a request. They also include limitations on the amount of time for each hearing, as well as the number of pages of evidence that can be submitted by each party.
Further, while each party has been required to file a completed Financial Declaration in accordance with SCRFC Rule 20 for some time, additional forms (Background Information Form and Proposed Parenting Plan, if custody/visitation is at issue) are also now required.
It is important that your attorney is familiar with these changes, as failure to comply with the Order may have adverse consequences for you in court.
Have you been served with notice of a temporary hearing? Don't try to go it alone!
Call (843) 488-2110 to schedule a consultation.