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2004-UP-034 - Woodson v. Golden

THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

Sherman Woodson and Mary Ann Woodson,        Appellants,

v.

Steven Todd Golden,        Respondent.


Appeal From Anderson County
Georgia V. Anderson, Family Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2004-UP-034
Submitted January 12, 2004 – Filed January 20, 2004


AFFIRMED


J. Franklin McClain, of Anderson and Roxy Rae Beagley, of Clemson, for Appellants.

Cynthia Barrier Castengera, of Newland, J. Mark Taylor, of West Columbia, and Michael E. Easterday, of Greenville, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Sherman Woodson and Mary Ann Woodson appeal from a family court order denying their request for court-ordered visitation with their grandchild.  We affirm [1] pursuant to Rule 220, SCACR, and the following authorities:  Troxel v. Granville, 530 U.S. 57 (2000) (stating that a court must presume that a fit parent’s decision is in the child’s best interest; and provided that parent is a fit parent, there will normally be no reason for the State to interfere);  Camburn v. Smith, 355 S.C. 574, 586 S.E.2d 565 (2003) (finding that before visitation may be awarded over a parent’s objection the parent must be shown to be unfit by clear and convincing evidence, or there must be evidence of compelling circumstances).

AFFIRMED.

HEARN, C.J., HOWARD and KITTRIDGE, JJ., concur.


[1]   We affirm this case without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215, SCACR.