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2012-UP-016 - Middleton v. Middleton

THIS OPINION HAS NO PRECEDENTIAL VALUE.  IT SHOULD NOT BE CITED OR RELIED ON AS PRECEDENT IN ANY PROCEEDING EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY RULE 268(d)(2), SCACR.

THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

Christine Fiedler Middleton, Appellant,

v.

Anthony John Middleton, Respondent.


Appeal From Dorchester County
William J. Wylie, Jr., Family Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No.  2012-UP-016
Submitted November 1, 2011 – Filed January 25, 2012


AFFIRMED


W. Tracy Brown, of Charleston, for Appellant.

William J. Clifford, of North Charleston, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Christine Fiedler Middleton appeals the family court's dismissal of her complaint for lack of jurisdiction.  We affirm[1] pursuant to Rule 220(b)(1), SCACR, and the following authorities:  S.C. Code Ann. § 20–3–620(C) (Supp. 2010) ("The [family] court's order as it affects distribution of marital property shall be a final order not subject to modification except by appeal or remand following proper appeal."); Price v. Price, 325 S.C. 379, 382, 480 S.E.2d 92, 93 (Ct. App. 1996) ("Except for those matters over which a court retains continuing jurisdiction, terms of a final property settlement agreement, once approved, are binding on the parties and the court.").

AFFIRMED.

FEW, C.J., THOMAS and KONDUROS, JJ., concur.


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