“Fuck around and find out” in family court

Posted Thursday, February 15th, 2024 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants

I try to avoid vulgarity on my website but the Gen-Z slang “fuck around and find out” is so evocative and applicable to many family

No one enjoys answering discovery—still don’t fight your attorney on responding to it

Posted Friday, February 9th, 2024 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants

One of the least pleasant tasks in any litigation is responding to discovery. Little of what is produced in responding to discovery actually gets used

Once a client accuses an attorney of lacking integrity, continued representation is problematic

Posted Thursday, September 14th, 2023 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

Every attorney encounters an occasional client who will claim that attorney is acting unethically.  Often the claim is lacking loyalty to the client’s cause.  Sometimes

Clients who allow their attorneys to focus on “big picture” issues can hold down their fees

Posted Friday, June 23rd, 2023 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants

I like to think of myself as a “big picture” attorney, focusing on long- term solutions to my clients’ issues rather than addressing minor, one-time

Do you prefer pop quizzes or open book exams?

Posted Saturday, March 18th, 2023 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 sizable minority of my clients still prefer the telephone over email to get their questions answered.  I certainly understand the desire of dialogue to

In a dysfunctional parenting relationship, there’s better than even odds that you’re the problem

Posted Saturday, March 4th, 2023 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Child Custody, Litigation Strategy, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

Most of my contested custody litigation, especially those requiring trial, involve parents in a dysfunctional co-parenting relationship.  The inability of these parents to get along

Bluntness with clients is an act of respect

Posted Friday, February 24th, 2023 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants

If I am blunt with clients (and I often am), it reflects a belief that their goals will be more likely achieved if their behavior

How a family court client can assist counsel during trial

Posted Tuesday, February 14th, 2023 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

This is part two of a two-part blog inspired/encouraged by a client whose custody case I tried this week.  Whereas part-one focused on what the

Trial preparation a family court client should do before trial (or how to save yourself tens of thousands in fees and get a better result)

Posted Sunday, February 12th, 2023 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

This is part one of a two-part blog inspired/encouraged by a client whose custody case I tried this week.  Throughout the process she found trial

Best practice is to blind courtesy-copy clients on emails to opposing counsel

Posted Wednesday, November 30th, 2022 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Law Practice Management, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

I have long believed it to be best practice to courtesy copy clients on all emails one sends in that client’s case.  Doing so helps

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