I’m a marriage expert

October 14, 2022

Porch, liking a blog I did on the occasion of my thirtieth wedding anniversary in 2019, invited me to contribute to a series, Newlyweds and

Honoring my parents’ lifelong marriage

April 8, 2022

Today, April 8, 2022, my parents celebrate 60 years of marriage.  None of their peer from my childhood made it to their 60th anniversary. They

South Carolina Supreme Court uses James Brown’s estate case to clarify validity of subsequent marriage when prior marriage was void

June 24, 2020

The June 17, 2020 South Carolina Supreme Court case of In Re Estate of Brown, 430 S.C. 474, 846 S.E.2d 342 (2020), appears to finally

Reflections on thirty years of marriage

December 30, 2019

The main thing that differentiates marriages that end in divorce from those that end when death-do-them-part is the sheer stubbornness of the parties involved.... –that

Is merely having a “crush” on another marital fault?

September 7, 2018

I recently handled oral argument on an appeal that resulted in the unpublished opinion. One unusual aspect of the case was Husband’s focus, and the

If you like it, put a ring on it

February 14, 2018

Within popular culture, the viewpoint on marriage is that it’s something women intensely desire and something men have to be dragged into reluctantly. In this

A too broad and too narrow definition of cheating

December 18, 2017

A few months ago, an attorney friend asking me if I’d ever “cheated” on my wife. Being a legalistic sort, I asked back, “what do

Half a life

March 14, 2017

I was 9,930 days old when I married Karen Anne Klickstein on December 30, 1989.  As of March 8, 2017, I had been married 9,930 days–half