Posts Tagged ‘Robert Rosen’

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

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 title of one of his articles for South Carolina Lawyer: “Getting Rid of the GAL: How to Save Your Client from Those Expensive, Unnecessary Officious Intermeddlers.”  As Rosen’s article notes: […]

(Un)important unpublished rehabilitative alimony opinion from Court of Appeals

I was eagerly awaiting the Court of Appeals decision in Allen-Hines v. Hines because I was hoping it would answer the question of whether a short marriage alone was sufficient to award rehabilitative alimony rather than permanent periodic alimony.  On August 29, 1988, the Court of Appeals affirmed an award of one year rehabilitative alimony […]

Anatomy of a family court ex-parte order

With many thanks to Robert Rosen, who has greatly shaped my thinking regarding the proper form of family court ex-parte orders, the link below contains an footnoted version of what I believe is a proper (in South Carolina) family court ex-parte order:

Why I love my scanner and Adobe Acrobat

Starting about 2003, I would occasionally hear lawyers lecture on “the paperless office.”  While I consider myself on the leading edge of technological savvy for family law attorneys (which is definitely not the leading edge for many other professions), I considered such attorneys to be what my IT guy, Dean White, calls “the bleeding edge.” […]

 

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