Acknowledging the obvious

Posted Sunday, February 7th, 2016 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Litigation Strategy, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

In responding to discovery or pleadings, some of the responses, if accurate, will bolster the other party’s case.  Clients, even (especially) sophisticated clients, often balk

How well you cooperate with your attorney should affect how aggressively your attorney pursues your goals

Posted Friday, December 4th, 2015 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

If a client retains me at the beginning of the litigation process it will typically take at least six months, and more likely a year

Abandoning children but fighting termination of parental rights

Posted Monday, November 30th, 2015 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Adoption/Termination of Parental Rights, Attorney-Client Relations, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

I recently took a phone call from a mother who’d just been served with termination of parental rights (TPR)/stepmother adoption action. A few years earlier

The risk of sending South Carolina family law clients to counseling

Posted Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Jurisprudence, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

Many family law clients in the initial stage of custody or divorce litigation could benefit from counseling. Whether it is developing better coping methods for

Trial: Fun for me (for you maybe not so much)

Posted Saturday, September 5th, 2015 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, South Carolina Specific

When I counsel clients that they should take a settlement offer I am often met with the response, “I want to go to trial.” Many

Hobbling your own attorney

Posted Friday, August 21st, 2015 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

Folks hire attorneys to accomplish their legal goals. Too often those same folks hobble their attorneys by failing to remedy counterproductive behavior. It may be

Doubling down on stupid

Posted Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Litigation Strategy, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

Sometimes the greatest service an attorney can offer a client is to walk the client back from looming disaster. However it requires skill and experience

Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?

Posted Sunday, August 9th, 2015 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Litigation Strategy, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

There’s a divorce client from five years ago who I have remained friends with on Facebook. When I first met him–and began representing him–he was

Class sensitivity and toilet training

Posted Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Law and Culture, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

Before I started practicing family law I never really understood why some folks pushed toilet training on their toddlers. While no one enjoys changing diapers,

Getting the family law client to behave

Posted Friday, May 15th, 2015 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 large but unsung part of a good family law attorney’s role is to get clients to behave well towards the opposing party. Not only

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