The Folly of Fighting Child Protective Services after a Merits Finding

Posted Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Department of Social Services/Child Abuse and Neglect, Litigation Strategy, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

Early in my career, when family court attorneys were still being court appointed to represent indigent parents in abuse and neglect proceedings, I developed a

Court of Appeals determines homosexual couples could not enter common law marriage prior to the Condon case

Posted Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 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

A July 1, 2020, Court of Appeals opinion in Swicegood v. Thomson determined that South Carolina code prohibited homosexual couples from forming the requisite intent

College related child care is not work-related child care for the purpose of setting child support

Posted Thursday, June 25th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Support, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

There are a number of South Carolina family court opinions that are of narrow relevance but of significant importance when relevant. Such cases tend to

South Carolina Supreme Court uses James Brown’s estate case to clarify validity of subsequent marriage when prior marriage was void

Posted Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 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

The June 17, 2020 South Carolina Supreme Court case of In Re Estate of Brown appears to finally resolve the estate of the “Hardest Working

Why teenagers lie to parents in high-conflict custody cases

Posted Friday, May 22nd, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Custody, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to General Public

In a number of my high-conflict custody cases, clients will complain about their teenagers suddenly being secretive, evasive, and, sometimes, downright dishonest about what they

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

Closely divided Supreme Court approves marketability and lack of control discount to family-owed business

Posted Friday, May 15th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Equitable Distribution/Property Division, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

In a May 13, 2020 opinion in Clark v. Clark, a closely divided South Carolina Supreme Court approves both a marketability and lack of control

Supreme Court holds Rule 60(a), SCRCP, motion is proper procedure to correct potential scrivener’s error in court-approved equitable distribution agreement

Posted Thursday, May 14th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under 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 May 13, 2020, Supreme Court opinion in Landry v. Landry addresses the proper procedure to correct a potential scrivener’s error in a court-approved equitable

Unmarried fathers: invest in an attorney to protect your relationship with your child

Posted Sunday, May 10th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Visitation

Contemporary culture appears to have lost its understanding of the historic linkage between marriage and paternity. In the time before genetic-based paternity testing (basically before

I’m a Super Lawyer

Posted Thursday, May 7th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Miscellaneous, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, Of Interest to General Public, South Carolina Specific

Whether it took 26 years of practicing family law for me to become super or 26 years for Super Lawyers to recognize this, I am

Put Mr. Forman’s experience, knowledge, and dedication to your service for any of your South Carolina family law needs.