A few big things trump a lot of small things

Posted Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 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

At the very beginning of any new domestic client relationship the attorney and client need to discuss the client’s goal, discuss the law related to

Better behaving clients

Posted Saturday, November 10th, 2018 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

Earlier this week I received what may be one of the bigger complements of my career. A fellow member of the local family court bar

The pessimistic defendant’s attorney

Posted Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants

I suspect I lose a lot of business by projecting a pessimistic outlook when first meeting with Defendants in family law cases. While many litigants

A client’s tolerance for uncertainty is a consideration in settlement negotiations

Posted Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

There’s a theory that our modern world offers us so little exposure to pathogens that our autoimmune systems overreact to things like pollen and peanuts,

Crossing the Rubicon

Posted Monday, June 4th, 2018 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

Per wikipedia, during the Roman republic, the river Rubicon marked the boundary between the Roman province of Cisalpine Gaul to the north-west and Italy proper

Attorney-client privilege’s crime-fraud exception in family court

Posted Monday, April 16th, 2018 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

The recent FBI search of the records of Michael Cohen, President Trump’s attorney, has raised issues of attorney-client privilege and the crime-fraud exception to that

What’s the question(s) you fear the most?

Posted Saturday, February 17th, 2018 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Litigation Strategy, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants

A colleague, after watching a recent presentation I did on trial preparation, emailed me his appreciation. Part of his comment, “My favorite nugget: ask my

The (un)likeable lawyer

Posted Thursday, February 15th, 2018 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

Recently I took over representation in a divorce case from a younger, less-experienced attorney. That attorney sought my advice on what I thought she should

The myth of the ironclad prenuptial agreement

Posted Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Equitable Distribution/Property Division, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

Intolerable Cruelty, a lesser Coen Brothers movie, follows the courtship of an over-slick, high-powered divorce lawyer and a man-eating gold-digger, as they take turns getting

Getting bossy with custody clients

Posted Saturday, July 1st, 2017 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Child Custody, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

I have a saying that custody cases are the rare litigation in which it is acceptable for an attorney to change the facts.  While the

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