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2012-UP-146 - Epps v. Epps

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

Barbara A. Epps, Respondent,

v.

Joe Dean Epps, Jr., Appellant.


Appeal From Greenville County
Robert N. Jenkins, Sr., Family Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2012-UP-146  
Submitted February 1, 2012 – Filed March 7, 2012


APPEAL DISMISSED


Joe Dean Epps, Jr., pro se, of Conway.

Randall L. Chambers, of Greenville, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Joe Dean Epps Jr. (Husband) appeals from two family court orders: the first equitably divided the parties' marital property and granted alimony to Barbara A. Epps (Wife) and the second awarded Wife half of Husband's military retirement.  Because procedural defects[1] preclude meaningful review of this appeal, we dismiss[2] pursuant to Rule 220(b)(1), SCACR, and the following authorities: Rule 208(b)(1)(B), SCACR ("Ordinarily, no point will be considered which is not set forth in the statement of the issues on appeal."); Rule 211(b), SCACR (requiring the content of a party's final brief to be identical to the initial brief, with the exception of revising the references "to indicate where the material appears in the Record on Appeal" and correcting obvious typographical errors and misspellings contained in the initial brief); Rule 210(c), SCACR (excluding from the record any "matter which was not presented to the lower court").

APPEAL DISMISSED.

WILLIAMS, THOMAS, and LOCKEMY, JJ., concur.

[1] Most significantly, Husband never served or filed a final appellant's brief; instead, as his "final brief," Husband submitted a bound reply brief containing no statement of the issues on appeal.

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