Maybe you’re simply a bad parent

Posted Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Child Support, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to General Public

A sizable portion of my initial consults are with parents frustrated in achieving their custody or visitation goals in the family court.  Often these parents

How being my clients’ fiduciary impacts my practice

Posted Saturday, April 16th, 2022 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants

Comment one to Rule 1.15 of the South Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct make attorneys fiduciaries for their clients. For those not familiar with the

Why would you want a “bulldog” lawyer?

Posted Friday, April 15th, 2022 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants

I occasionally get calls from prospective family law clients wanting to know if I’m a “bulldog” (sometimes, it’s a “pitbull”). One can never be certain

There’s good reasons clients should do things my way

Posted Thursday, April 14th, 2022 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

A pretty sizable portion of my clients fight me on the process of doing the work I want done. I would not claim I have

It pays to be nice (especially in a custody case)

Posted Saturday, January 29th, 2022 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Litigation Strategy, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

Early in my career, the standard procedure in contested custody cases was to throw as much mud at the other side as you could and

One’s credibility is a valuable asset. Don’t squander it.

Posted Saturday, January 29th, 2022 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

In the early stages of a family court case, there’s a temptation for litigants to take positions inconsistent with their prior action or words. The

The domestic attorney’s obligations when the client wants to repudiate a not-yet-court-approved agreement that attorney helped negotiate

Posted Friday, January 22nd, 2021 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

The vast majority of family court cases resolve by agreement. Typically those agreements are made outside of court. Such agreements must be reviewed and approved

Let’s save the warm fuzzies for the end of the case

Posted Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants

I am aware that I could double my case load if I gave potential clients the warm fuzzies and projected more confidence in a likely

Five items of technology that improve the efficiency of the family law attorney-client relationship

Posted Saturday, August 15th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants

Some family law litigants simply “don’t do technology.” That resistance slows their case and costs them money. There are five items of technology that every

The interactions of abuse and neglect placement plans with return of the child

Posted Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Department of Social Services/Child Abuse and Neglect, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

Any time a family court finds a parent has abused or neglected his or her child, it will offer that parent a placement plan (sometimes

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