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

Why would you want a “bulldog” lawyer?

April 15, 2022

I occasionally get calls from prospective family law clients wanting to know if I’m a “bulldog” (sometimes, it’s a “pitbull”). One can never be certain

There’s good reasons clients should do things my way

April 14, 2022

A pretty sizable portion of my clients fight me on the process of doing the work I want done. I would not claim I have

It pays to be nice (especially in a custody case)

January 29, 2022

Early in my career, the standard procedure in contested custody cases was to throw as much mud at the other side as you could and

One’s credibility is a valuable asset. Don’t squander it.

January 29, 2022

In the early stages of a family court case, there’s a temptation for litigants to take positions inconsistent with their prior action or words. The

The domestic attorney’s obligations when the client wants to repudiate a not-yet-court-approved agreement that attorney helped negotiate

January 22, 2021

The vast majority of family court cases resolve by agreement. Typically those agreements are made outside of court. Such agreements must be reviewed and approved

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