Court of Appeals rejects father’s numerous challenges to custody and support modification decision

Posted Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney's Fees, Child Custody, Child Support, Family Court Procedure, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

The August 26, 2020 Court of Appeals case of Whitesell v. Whitesell finds the Appellant making numerous legal arguments, a few of them quite novel.

Court of Appeals issues opinion involving unusual three-way custody/visitation battle between non parents

Posted Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney's Fees, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

The August 19, 2020 Court of Appeals opinion in Turner v. Thomas involved a highly unusual custody and visitation dispute between a Maternal Grandmother, a

Court of Appeals affirms $250,000 fee and cost award (but remands the issue of payment deadline)

Posted Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney's Fees, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

The July 15, 2020 Court of Appeals opinion in Couch v. Couch affirmed a family court order requiring a Father to pay $222,003 in attorney’s

In Thornton, Court of Appeals mostly affirms decisions on equitable distribution and fees

Posted Thursday, October 24th, 2019 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney's Fees, Divorce and Marriage, Equitable Distribution/Property Division, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

The October 23, 2019, Court of Appeals opinion in Thornton v. Thornton, 428 S.C. 460, 836 S.E.2d 351 (Ct. App. 2019), mostly affirms the family

Without an itemized statement of time, your attorney fee affidavit is incomplete

Posted Monday, August 19th, 2019 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney's Fees, Family Court Procedure, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

Probably once a month I attend a contested family court hearing in which the opposing counsel attempts to submit a fee affidavit without including an

Court of Appeals affirms an unusual and detailed custody arrangement

Posted Friday, May 10th, 2019 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney's Fees, Child Custody, Child Support, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

The May 8, 2019 Court of Appeals opinion in Klein v. Barrett, 427 S.C. 74 828 S.E.2d 773 (Ct. App. 2019), finds the Court of

Shouldn’t a party’s assets be a factor in “ability to pay” family court attorney’s fees?

Posted Thursday, October 25th, 2018 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney's Fees, Litigation Strategy, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

E.D.M. v. T.A.M., 307 S.C. 471, 476-77, 415 S.E.2d 812, 816 (1992) is the seminal South Carolina case in deciding whether to award a prevailing

Bojilov highlights importance of a good record and accurate financial declarations

Posted Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Alimony/Spousal Support, Attorney's Fees, Child Custody, Equitable Distribution/Property Division, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

The September 19, 2018 Court of Appeals opinion in Bojilov v. Bojilov, 425 S.C. 161, 819 S.E.2d 791 (Ct. App. 2018), doesn’t establish any novel

Stoney 2 (or 4) largely follows the original Stoney opinion

Posted Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Alimony/Spousal Support, Attorney's Fees, Child Support, Divorce and Marriage, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

The long strange journey of the Stoney appeal took another step on August 29, 2018 when the Court of Appeals issued its remanded opinion in

Don’t expect the other side to pay your attorney’s fees

Posted Friday, April 14th, 2017 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Attorney's Fees, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

Folks going through marital litigation–and, less often, folks going through custody disputes– often contact me regarding representation with the expectation that the other side will

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