Posts Tagged ‘Elizabeth Smith Owen’

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Elizabeth Smith Owen chooses newly formed York School District One Education Foundation to receive Morton & Gettys’ October gift

Elizabeth Smith Owen had a vision to create an education foundation in her hometown to serve the York community and the York School District 1, the district she grew up in and graduated from. With the help and shared vision of district and community leaders the York School District One Education Foundation, a 501©(3) nonprofit […]


Two Morton & Gettys attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers for 2020

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Bev Carroll and Elizabeth Smith Owen have been recognized for their professional excellence by Super Lawyers® for 2020. Bev has been named a Super Lawyer in the area of employment and labor law in the Rock Hill area, while Elizabeth has again been named a Rising Star for 2020 in the […]


Super Lawyers names Elizabeth Smith Owen as a Rising Star in SC

ROCK HILL, SC – Elizabeth Smith Owen has been named by Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star for 2019 in the area of Family Law in South Carolina. A partner with Morton & Gettys law firm in Rock Hill, Elizabeth is an experienced divorce lawyer who represents clients in cases involving such issues as child […]


How can you tell that your spouse may be cheating?

By Elizabeth Smith Owen Attorney at Law It’s the one thing you don’t want to find out – that your spouse is cheating. At the same time, if your life is about to be turned upside-down, you might prefer to have some warning. About a third of the time, infidelity leads to divorce. But even […]


Elizabeth Smith Owen honored with Leadership in Law Award by SC Lawyers Weekly

South Carolina Lawyers Weekly has honored Elizabeth Smith Owen, a partner with Morton & Gettys law firm in Rock Hill, with its Leadership in Law Award. The annual honor recognizes attorneys who go above and beyond in serving the profession and the community. The selection process begins with a nomination from a fellow attorney. An […]


Elizabeth Smith Owen named to next Liberty Fellows class

Elizabeth Smith Owen, a partner with Morton & Gettys law firm in Rock Hill, S.C., is one of 21 leaders from across the state who have been chosen for Liberty Fellowship’s 14th class. They will be joining the broader network of 290 Liberty Fellows working collaboratively as an engine of change for South Carolina. “Adding […]


The basics of prenuptial agreements

By Elizabeth Smith Owen, Attorney At Law Prenuptial agreements, often called antenuptial or premarital agreements, are contracts between prospective spouses made before marriage. The content of prenuptial agreements can vary, but they generally define prospective spouses’ non-marital and marital property, as well as include provisions for division of property and spousal support in the event […]


Palmetto Focus: A conversation about the consequences of Act 388

On Nov. 15 at Winthrop University, our own Elizabeth Smith Owen will moderate a discussion of the consequences of a major change in South Carolina’s tax law. Ten years ago, the South Carolina General Assembly passed Act 388, which shifted the burden of paying for public school operations from homeowners to businesses and onto an […]


South Carolina separation or divorce: What NOT to do

By Elizabeth Smith Owen When family law litigation is ongoing or being anticipated, tension runs high and too often emotions, rather than intellect, control the actions of litigants.  An experienced and knowledgeable family law attorney can bring a sense of professional clarity to an emotionally difficult time.  Therefore, it is incredibly important to seek the […]


Owen joins York County Community Foundation Board of Trustees

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Elizabeth Smith Owen, a partner at Morton & Gettys, is the newest member of the York County Community Foundation Board of Trustees. The foundation was established in 1988 with a goal of increasing the charitable resources available in the community. What began 28 years ago with one, $10,000 grant has […]