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4980 - Hammer v. Hammer
4980 - Hammer v. Hammer

In this appeal, Howard Hammer (Appellant) argues the circuit court erred in dismissing his complaint for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. Appellant sought a declaratory judgment and other relief in connection with a contract with Shirley Hammer (Respondent). Appellant contends: (1) Respondent failed to file a proper motion to dismiss pursuant to Rule 7(b), SCRCP; (2) the contract clearly demonstrated the parties' intent that the family court not have exclusive jurisdiction over the contract; and (3) sections 20-3-690 and 63-3-530 of the South Carolina Code do not provide for exclusive family court jurisdiction in the present case. We affirm.