South Carolina Court of Appeals opinion highlights the importance of accurate financial declarations

Posted Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Alimony/Spousal Support, Attorney's Fees, Contempt/Enforcement of Orders, Equitable Distribution/Property Division, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

My clients get sick of me harping on refining and corroborating their financial declarations before we file them. In the future I will direct them

How to enforce an attorney fee award

Posted Thursday, November 17th, 2016 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney's Fees, Contempt/Enforcement of Orders, Litigation Strategy, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

A few months ago my mentee observed me enforce my attorney fee award through a family court contempt proceeding. Expecting me to prove the contempt

Wife’s lack of corroborating evidence mostly dooms her appeal

Posted Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 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

In the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle story “Adventure of the Silver Blaze,” Sherlock Holmes deduces the identity of the thief, in part, by noting that

Five years of litigation, all for naught

Posted Saturday, September 10th, 2016 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Alimony/Spousal Support, Attorney's Fees, Contempt/Enforcement of Orders, Equitable Distribution/Property Division, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

Pity poor Lori Stoney, a fellow member of the Charleston County family court bar, and the appellant in the July 27, 2016 Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals partially reduces Husband’s alimony reduction in case Husband probably wishes he never filed

Posted Friday, September 9th, 2016 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Alimony/Spousal Support, Attorney's Fees, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

One of my harder tasks practicing family law in South Carolina is advising ex-spouses with alimony obligations whether and how much their obligation might change

Court of Appeals affirms contempt finding against mother who didn’t force children to visit

Posted Sunday, July 10th, 2016 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney's Fees, Contempt/Enforcement of Orders, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific, Visitation

Calling bullsh*t on custodial parents who let the children decide their visitation is one of my most controversial and by far my most commented-upon blog.

“Hammered” by the family court, Court of Appeals hammers Husband again

Posted Saturday, April 16th, 2016 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney's Fees, Equitable Distribution/Property Division, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

There are some family court smack-downs that beg for an appeal. And there are some Court of Appeals decisions that beg for a petition for

Husband’s lack of credibility on financial disclosure has multiple adverse consequences

Posted Saturday, March 19th, 2016 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney's Fees, Equitable Distribution/Property Division, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

The March 16, 2016 Court of Appeals opinion in Conits v. Conits, 417 S.C. 127, 789 S.E.2d 51 (Ct. App. 2016) rejects many of Husband’s allegations of

Court of Appeals affirms custody, property division and fees

Posted Thursday, April 9th, 2015 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney's Fees, Child Custody, Equitable Distribution/Property Division, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

Can anyone explain the Court of Appeals’ thought process in what family law decisions it will publish? On April 8, 2015, mere weeks after deigning

How solo attorneys can work fewer hours, make more money, and have greater job satisfaction

Posted Friday, February 6th, 2015 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney's Fees, Law Practice Management, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

When I talk to law students or young attorneys about law office management, I often show them the following formula as a method of getting

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