Litigating by day; fornicating by night

Posted Monday, November 2nd, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Family Court Procedure, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants

Early in my career there was a long-ago-retired, rural-county judge who admonished litigants violating the following rule that, “ya cain’t be LIT-I-GATE-in’ in the daytime

Out of control but not crazy

Posted Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Alimony/Spousal Support, Attorney's Fees, Child Support, Equitable Distribution/Property Division, Family Court Procedure, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

The October 21, 2020 South Carolina Court of Appeals opinion in Rogers v. Rogers partially answers the question of just how crazy a family court

Are you seeking to modify or enforce that family court final order (or do both)?

Posted Saturday, October 10th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Custody, Contempt/Enforcement of Orders, Family Court Procedure, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

In my eleven-plus years of doing this blog I’ve yet to write about the different procedures and goals in modifying versus enforcing a final order

Pet peeve: certificates of service in South Carolina trial courts

Posted Friday, October 9th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Family Court Procedure, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

Can someone please explain why so many attorneys prepare, and often file, certificates of service in South Carolina trial courts? I assume it’s because they

Interrogatory answers need to be accurate, complete, and minimal

Posted Thursday, October 8th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Family Court Procedure, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

My standard procedure in answering interrogatories is to obtain an opposing party’s questions as a word document, cut and paste into my own responsive word

Expert testimony bolstering a child’s credibility is improper

Posted Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Custody, Family Court Procedure, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

Despite repeated opinions from the South Carolina appellate courts indicating that expert testimony bolstering a child’s credibility is verboten, it continues to happen. Perhaps this

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 reopens equitable distribution due to “fraud upon the court”

Posted Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under 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 opinion in Sanders v. Smith presents an unusual resolution of a Rule 60 motion. Husband filed divorce proceedings

Court of Appeals affirms custody modification and continuance denial

Posted Friday, August 7th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Custody, Family Court Procedure, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

The August 5, 2020 Court of Appeals opinion in Sellers v. Nicholls affirms the family court’s denial of a continuance request made by Mother at

Demand formal requests before allowing a home inspection in marital dissolution cases

Posted Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Family Court Procedure, Litigation Strategy, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

A request for entry upon land for the purpose of inspection is a discovery option infrequently used by family court attorneys. Part of the reason

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