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South Carolina
Judicial Branch

The Supreme Court of South Carolina

Julie Hair, Jeffrey Stout and Stephanie Coker, as Personal Representatives of the Estate of Sharon B. Roberson, Respondents,


Willie Joe Roberson, Petitioner.


By order dated August 12, 2005, we granted certiorari to review the Court of Appeals’ holding that there is no requirement that the family court make specific findings when requiring a spouse to secure an alimony obligation with a life insurance policy and its finding, in the alternative, that other statements in the family court order indicated that the requisite factors were considered.  We granted certiorari based, in part, on the Court of Appeals’ reliance on Wooten v. Wooten, 356 S.C. 473, 589 S.E.2d 769 (Ct. App. 2003), which has since been reversed by this Court in Wooten v. Wooten, 364 S.C. 532, 615 S.E.2d 98 (2005).  However, because the death of Ms. Roberson has rendered the issue of securing alimony with a life insurance policy moot, we now dismiss the writ of certiorari as improvidently granted.


s/Jean H. Toal                                      C.J.
s/James E. Moore                                   J.
s/John H. Waller, Jr.                                 J.
s/E. C. Burnett, III                                      J.
s/Costa M. Pleicones                              J.

Columbia, South Carolina
October 19, 2005