Do you prefer pop quizzes or open book exams?

March 18, 2023

A sizable minority of my clients still prefer the telephone over email to get their questions answered.  I certainly understand the desire of dialogue to

In a dysfunctional parenting relationship, there’s better than even odds that you’re the problem

March 4, 2023

Most of my contested custody litigation, especially those requiring trial, involve parents in a dysfunctional co-parenting relationship.  The inability of these parents to get along

Bluntness with clients is an act of respect

February 24, 2023

If I am blunt with clients (and I often am), it reflects a belief that their goals will be more likely achieved if their behavior

How a family court client can assist counsel during trial

February 14, 2023

This is part two of a two-part blog inspired/encouraged by a client whose custody case I tried this week.  Whereas part-one focused on what the

Trial preparation a family court client should do before trial (or how to save yourself tens of thousands in fees and get a better result)

February 12, 2023

This is part one of a two-part blog inspired/encouraged by a client whose custody case I tried this week.  Throughout the process she found trial

Best practice is to blind courtesy-copy clients on emails to opposing counsel

November 30, 2022

I have long believed it to be best practice to courtesy copy clients on all emails one sends in that client’s case.  Doing so helps

Maybe you’re simply a bad parent

November 22, 2022

A sizable portion of my initial consults are with parents frustrated in achieving their custody or visitation goals in the family court.  Often these parents

How being my clients’ fiduciary impacts my practice

April 16, 2022

Comment one to Rule 1.15 of the South Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct make attorneys fiduciaries for their clients. For those not familiar with the