Did the attorney believe in my case?

Posted Saturday, March 10th, 2012 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 colleague of mine recently blogged about “How to Find the Right Divorce Attorney for You.”  Among the checklist of questions the prospective client was

Woe be unto dabblers

Posted Saturday, March 10th, 2012 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 past few weeks I’ve taken over a few cases from dabblers, provided second opinions to a few family court litigants represented by dabblers, litigated

Counseling the aggrieved spouse to move on

Posted Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Divorce and Marriage, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

I finalized a divorce earlier this week in which the other party discovered my client’s adultery a few years ago and filed for divorce twenty

Blowback, specks and planks

Posted Thursday, August 25th, 2011 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

Only inexperienced or unthinking family law attorneys take aggressive action against an opposing party without expecting blowback against their client.  It’s animal nature to strike

Turn the other cheek!

Posted Sunday, August 21st, 2011 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Litigation Strategy, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to General Public

As a Jew I don’t believe in Christ’s divinity; however, I certainly believe in his wisdom. Perhaps the wisest of Christ’s counsel: Turn the Other

DIY domestic litigants

Posted Thursday, July 21st, 2011 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

One pitfall of having a legal blog is I receive frequent calls from folks seeking free legal advice.  A common question is whether they need

Fussing at clients so the family court judge won’t

Posted Saturday, July 9th, 2011 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

Often my family court clients complain that I am not “taking [their] side” because I fuss at them regarding their behaviors.  These clients are accurate

Attorneys acting too clever in assisting clients to repudiate an agreement

Posted Saturday, April 30th, 2011 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

Recently, and for only the second time in my career, an opposing party attempted to repudiate a family court agreement that he or she had

Why I no longer accept service of rules to show cause

Posted Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Contempt/Enforcement of Orders, Litigation Strategy, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

Yesterday two different attorneys asked me about accepting service on behalf of a client for rules to show cause.  While I will routinely accept service

Pulled inexorably into disaster

Posted Friday, March 25th, 2011 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, Of Interest to General Public

Life is competitive–survival-of-the-fittest and such–and lawyers are among the more competitive life forms.  We don’t like to lose and we especially don’t like to lose

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