Friday, October 28, 2005

Reforming the S.C. Family Court System

The Greenville News has a good piece up on the problems of the state Family Court system. The Senate subcommittee studying reform is apparently considering sending cases of abuse and neglect, Department of Social Services cases and child-support collection actions to hearing officers instead of Family Court judges.

1 comment:

Hailey said...

Officers would be great!The Family Court judges have been tied up over a year on my friend's divorce case. She has not had a temporary hearing to set alimony or child support. Maybe it has to do with the fact that her adultrous (proven) husband is the former Lt. Governor Bob Peeler and his brother is in the S.C.Senate. That is where judicial reform is needed. What a shame that S.C. is one of only 2 states that the Legislature elects judges. She like every citizen in this state should be entitled to a fair hearing in a timely manner.