Favorable South Carolina Court of Appeals Opinion

In February 2019, attorneys with the Tinkler Law Firm received a favorable* opinion from the South Carolina Court of Appeals. In South Carolina Department of Social Services v. Wiseman, the court found our clients had not abandoned their adopted teenage child when they refused to allow her to return to their home and requested DSS intervention. The court reasoned that their “actions were compelled by the force of circumstances and dire necessity rather than any intent to abandon” their child.

*Past results are specific to the facts of each case and should not be used to predict the results of future cases.

William Tinkler