May 9th Q&A with Professor Marcia Zug about You’ll Do at Blue Bicycle Books

Posted Friday, May 3rd, 2024 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Book, Film or Music Reviews, Divorce and Marriage, Of Interest to General Public, South Carolina Specific

On May 9, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. I will be doing a Q&A with Marcia Zug, the Miles and Ann Loadholt Professor of Family Law

What Challengers gets right about modern marriage

Posted Friday, April 26th, 2024 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Book, Film or Music Reviews, Divorce and Marriage, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to General Public

Before I started law school, I was one of two film reviewers for what is now the Philadelphia Weekly. My wife’s and my first date[1]

Feature in International Business Times on Navigating Marital Challenges

Posted Friday, March 8th, 2024 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Divorce and Marriage, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to General Public

A recent blog I wrote on consulting an individual counselor before consulting a divorce lawyer generated interest in the International Business Times, resulting in a

See an individual counselor before you see a divorce lawyer

Posted Friday, February 16th, 2024 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Divorce and Marriage, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to General Public

As an attorney, I am a “counselor at law.” Some unhappily married folks who sit across my desk, contemplating and discussing the end of their

Take the irreplaceables with you when you leave your spouse

Posted Wednesday, July 12th, 2023 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Divorce and Marriage, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants

South Carolina does not allow actions for separate maintenance until spouses actually separate.  Thus, when an unhappy spouse who lacks fault grounds for divorce has

Court of Appeals reverses finding of common-law marriage

Posted Thursday, April 20th, 2023 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Divorce and Marriage, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

In the April 19, 2023, opinion in Sullivan-Carter v. Carter, 439 S.C. 406, 887 S.E.2d 146 (Ct.App. 2023), the Court of Appeals reversed a finding

I’m a marriage expert

Posted Friday, October 14th, 2022 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Divorce and Marriage, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to General Public

Porch, liking a blog I did on the occasion of my thirtieth wedding anniversary in 2019, invited me to contribute to a series, Newlyweds and

Court of Appeals reverses finding of common law marriage

Posted Wednesday, August 24th, 2022 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Divorce and Marriage, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

The August 24, 2022, Court of Appeals opinion in Powell v. Dolin, 437 S.C. 499, 879 S.E.2d 26 (Ct. App. 2022), demonstrates the impact Stone

Honoring my parents’ lifelong marriage

Posted Friday, April 8th, 2022 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Divorce and Marriage, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to General Public

Today, April 8, 2022, my parents celebrate 60 years of marriage.  None of their peer from my childhood made it to their 60th anniversary. They

Court of Appeals affirms dismissal of divorce case in which husband did not meet South Carolina residency requirement

Posted Wednesday, January 12th, 2022 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Divorce and Marriage, Jurisdiction, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

n.b. On May 4, 2022, the Court of Appeals issued a refiled opinion making a minor addition on the attorney fee award issue: Refiled Hayduk Opinion Makes

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