New website

Posted Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to General Public

For the first time in 11 years, I have refreshed my website. Shout out to James Eastman and his crew at Colophon New Media, LLC.

Things appellate attorneys could teach family law attorneys about trying cases

Posted Monday, May 25th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Litigation Strategy, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

I’ve been lucky to stay busy during the COVID-19 pandemic and one reason I’ve been able to stay busy is a significant appellate practice. Thus,

Why teenagers lie to parents in high-conflict custody cases

Posted Friday, May 22nd, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Custody, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to General Public

In a number of my high-conflict custody cases, clients will complain about their teenagers suddenly being secretive, evasive, and, sometimes, downright dishonest about what they

Have your family law blog on my blogroll

Posted Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Miscellaneous, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

In the next month or two I will be refreshing my website's layout for the first time since 2009. Anyone with a family law blog

Unmarried fathers: invest in an attorney to protect your relationship with your child

Posted Sunday, May 10th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Visitation

Contemporary culture appears to have lost its understanding of the historic linkage between marriage and paternity. In the time before genetic-based paternity testing (basically before

Pet custody

Posted Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Equitable Distribution/Property Division, Jurisprudence, Law and Culture, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to General Public

Local family law attorney Tosha Jean Kotz has an excellent article, “Dogs & Divorce,” in the most recent SC Lawyer magazine. The article briefly discusses

New Battle for Those on Coronavirus Front Lines: Child Custody

Posted Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Jurisprudence, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, Of Interest to General Public, Visitation

Interesting article in yesterday’s New York Times about parents using the other parent's occupation [one involving moderate-to-high risk of exposure to COVID-19] to justify emergency

Appellate considerations stemming from res judicata consequences of domestic abuse or contempt findings

Posted Monday, March 30th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Litigation Strategy, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

The doctrine of res judicata prevents the relitigation of issues previously decided between the same parties. The doctrine requires three essential elements: (1) the judgment

The COVID-19 crisis is revealing the selfishness of the anti-vaxxer movement

Posted Monday, March 23rd, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Jurisprudence, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to General Public

I’ve never had much tolerance for most of the anti-vaccination parents I encounter practicing child custody law. Not only are their views on vaccinations anti-science

Visitation denial in the COVID-19 era

Posted Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Contempt/Enforcement of Orders, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, Of Interest to General Public, Visitation

COVID-19 is the first airborne global pandemic to take place since the development of specialized family courts in the United States. Never before has mandated

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