Letting good clients subsidize deadbeat clients

Posted Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Attorney's Fees, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, Rules of Professional (Lawyer) Conduct

I am amazed at how many family law attorneys accept a collections rate of 75%, or less, on their billing.  Basically they are letting their

Winning too big

Posted Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 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

Very early in my career I handled my first contested custody case which resulted in my client, a young medical student, obtaining custody of his

The attorneys or clients who cry wolf

Posted Friday, May 21st, 2010 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Jurisprudence, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

In Aesop’s fable of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” a shepherd boy entertains himself by repeatedly pretending a wolf is attacking his sheep.  Each time

Like surgery on suicides

Posted Sunday, May 16th, 2010 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Child Custody, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

In representing parents who are unreasonably resistant to the other parent’s relationship with the child, I often feel like I am performing surgery on suicides,

Easy clients/hard clients

Posted Thursday, May 6th, 2010 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 spouse or parent walks into an attorney’s office with a “relationship” problem: he isn’t getting along with his wife and wants out of the

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