News and events

January 30, 2013

My newest mentee, Audrey R. Brown, has her website up here. [caption id="attachment_9914" align="aligncenter" width="250"] Photograph of Audrey R. Brown[/caption] Audrey is a graduate of

When a child’s mental health professional makes a guardian ad litem unnecessary

January 17, 2013

South Carolina Code §63-3-810(A)(1) allows the family court to appoint a guardian ad litem in a private custody case when “without a guardian ad litem,

Impeaching a guardian ad litem who’s gone (too) rogue

October 6, 2012

Twenty years experience shows that there’s some validity to Robert Rosen’s jaundiced view of guardians ad litem in private custody cases, best expressed by the

Caught in a circular firing squad

March 13, 2012

I have increasingly come to the conclusion that being a guardian ad litem in South Carolina for private custody cases is an impossible task if

Shameless self-promotion

January 16, 2012

I will be speaking at two upcoming Continuing Legal Education programs. On January 27, 2012 I will be moderating and speaking at the South Carolina

Playing the jerk to encourage dispute resolution

January 22, 2011

Sometimes a guardian ad litem can assist resolution of a custody dispute by doing things that initially make the parents unhappy.  This won’t render the

Guardian ad litem training: past, present and future

January 14, 2011

On January 28, 2011, I will be moderating and speaking at the South Carolina Bar’s annual guardian ad litem training.  This will be the third

An unanticipated use for the guardian ad litem’s periodic billing statements

October 8, 2010

As part of the private guardian ad litem statute, “[t]he guardian ad litem must submit an itemized billing statement of hours, expenses, costs, and fees