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 […]

Posted on January 9th, 2018

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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 […]

Posted on November 17th, 2017

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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 […]

Posted on November 4th, 2016

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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 […]

Posted on June 3rd, 2016

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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 […]

Posted on February 16th, 2016

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Owen updates principals on legal issues

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Morton & Gettys partner Elizabeth Smith Owen provided a group of school principals with a legal update as part of an on-going professional development and networking program for education leaders associated with the Olde English Consortium. Owen’s presentation was part of a series of monthly meetings sponsored by the Olde […]

Posted on February 2nd, 2016

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Elizabeth Smith Owen confirmed as member of York County Natural Gas Authority Board

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Elizabeth Smith Owen, a partner at Morton & Gettys, is the newest member of the York County Natural Gas Authority Board. Owen will serve a three-year term. The South Carolina State Senate confirmed her appointment in April. The York County Natural Gas Authority, established in 1954, is a not-for-profit corporation […]

Posted on May 1st, 2015

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Morton & Gettys attorneys give back to their favorite causes

In celebration of the firm’s move to Rock Hill’s revitalized downtown, the firm’s partners have supported a variety of organizations in the area, reflecting their own volunteer interests. “As a firm, we appreciate the good work being done in our communities and we support those efforts throughout the year in many ways,” said Jim Morton. […]

Posted on November 3rd, 2014

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