Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Family Court Reform Public Hearing Oct 26 Wren HS

I currently serve on the SC Senate Judiciary Committee. For the recess, I have been appointed to a subcommittee to review our State's Family Court system, and find much needed reform.

We will have our regional hearing for the upstate on Wednesday, October 26th at Wren High School in Anderson County.

Areas most desperate for reform:

Child Support Children receive their child support regularly when the court handles the payments and when the required parent is cooperative. Currently, it is very difficult to get the deadbeat parents to pay consistently. Reform must address this issue for our children.
Overloaded Court Our courts are overloaded with cases and hearings. What efforts can we make to reduce this load? Mandatory Pre-Marital Counseling? Mandatory Divorce Mediation before filing?