Smith certified as a circuit court arbitrator

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Morton & Gettys partner Michael Smith now is a certified as a South Carolina Family Law Arbitrator. Smith is also a South Carolina Family Law Mediator and trained in collaborative divorce. He and fellow partner John Gettys, a certified circuit court mediator, form the firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution team, which […]

Posted on May 30th, 2018

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Smith discusses collaborative law on WRHI talk show

Morton & Gettys partner Michael Smith was a guest on WRHI’s “Close Up” recently to talk about collaborative divorce, an innovative approach to family law he’s working to bring to the Rock Hill community. Collaborative divorce involves a team of professionals working to help guide parties toward solutions, rather than engaging in costly litigation. The […]

Posted on April 28th, 2017

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Collaborative divorce could be a better way

The term “collaborative divorce” at first seems like an oxymoron. How can people who are ending a relationship work together? How can the concept of collaboration, which typically involves creation, come into play when a marriage is breaking up? At Morton & Gettys, we are excited about this concept. Family law attorney Michael Smith has […]

Posted on November 11th, 2016

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South Carolina Responsible Father Registry helps dads protect rights

By Michael B. Smith Men who want to make sure their parental rights are protected have an easy way to do that in the Palmetto State. It is called the South Carolina Responsible Father Registry, and it is free and convenient to use. The registry is open to any man who has fathered a child […]

Posted on May 3rd, 2016

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Smith listed among Top 10 South Carolina Family Law Attorneys

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Michael B. Smith, a partner at Morton & Gettys, is ranked among the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys’ Top 10 in the state for 2015. Lawyers are included in the list of Top 10 South Carolina Family Law Attorneys only after a peer nominates them. A processing committee reviews […]

Posted on June 15th, 2015

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Morton & Gettys part of Rock Hill Cultural District

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – The South Carolina Arts Commission has designated Rock Hill’s downtown as the state’s first official cultural district, and the region includes Morton & Gettys’ new Fountain Park Place office. The cultural district designation, announced Feb. 18, came after months of work coordinated by the Arts Council of York County. Morton […]

Posted on February 25th, 2015

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Morton & Gettys donation helps bring Steinway to York County arts council

A Steinway Essex baby grand piano has a new home at the Community Performance Center of the Arts Council of York County, thanks to donations from Morton & Gettys and other community organization. Morton & Gettys contributed in conjunction with its move to a new office in downtown Rock Hill. Five of the firm’s attorneys […]

Posted on January 14th, 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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