A legal education can be expensive

Posted Saturday, June 13th, 2009 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney's Fees, Contempt/Enforcement of Orders, Jurisprudence, Litigation Strategy, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

I love contempt. See Enforcement (or Defending Enforcement) of Family Court Orders.  Folks tend to forget (if they ever realized) that court orders aren’t simply

The sexless marriage

Posted Saturday, June 13th, 2009 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Alimony/Spousal Support, Divorce and Marriage, Law and Culture, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to General Public

Last week the New York Times ran a blog titled When Sex Leaves the Marriage. Practice family law for over fifteen years and you’ll witness

Court of Appeals renders first published post-Latimer decision on relocation

Posted Friday, June 12th, 2009 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Custody, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

Our [South Carolina] Court of Appeals rarely prohibited a parent from relocating with a child (at least in the opinions it published) when our Supreme

Mother’s Day/Father’s Day

Posted Monday, May 11th, 2009 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Custody, Divorce and Marriage, Law and Culture, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to General Public

I spent the dying years of the “second wave feminism” movement living, through a dorm exchange, at Bryn Mawr College, one of the “Seven Sisters”

Are the new South Carolina pro se divorce forms a good idea?

Posted Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Divorce and Marriage, Jurisprudence, Of Interest to General Public, South Carolina Specific

On March 17, 2009 the South Carolina Supreme Court approved and adopted forms for unrepresented spouses to obtain divorces without the use of attorneys.  Most

Court of Appeals provides guidance on alimony reduction in an economic downturn

Posted Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Alimony/Spousal Support, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

As I have previously noted in Lump Sum Alimony, it is hard to offer clients guidance as to potential alimony reduction when they incur a

Correct result, questionable rationale on multi-state child custody jurisdiction appeal

Posted Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Custody, Jurisprudence, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

In 2007 South Carolina substituted the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA) for the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). S.C. Code Ann.

Centralized record keeping and the law

Posted Friday, May 1st, 2009 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Law and Culture, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to General Public

It is hard to conceive of any political or organizational unit larger than a village that could sustain itself without a centrally recorded repository of

The dual faces of helicopter parenting

Posted Thursday, April 30th, 2009 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Law and Culture, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to General Public

I had lunch at my younger daughter’s elementary school today.  I am blessed to live and work within a half mile (10 minute bike ride)

Visitation and the alcoholic parent

Posted Friday, April 24th, 2009 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Law and Culture, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to General Public, Visitation

If we accept that alcoholism is a disease (which I do), the cure is simple: don’t consume alcohol. I have happily represented many outstanding recovering

Share

Subscribe

Archives

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