Don’t forget the “why” questions

March 21, 2023

I’ve recently been preparing for a number of custody trials while also working on a number of appeals I’ve inherited from trial counsel.  These experiences

How to better survive cross examination

February 18, 2023

Too often witnesses, especially litigants, treat cross examination as a battle of wits with the attorney questioning them.  This is a mistake. The easiest way

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

Outline of “Preparing for a Family Court Trial”

January 12, 2019

In August 2017, I lectured at the Charleston School of Law on “Preparing for a Family Court Trial.” The lecture outline has never been published.

The time to prepare for trial is long before trial

May 18, 2017

I’m always amazed when the court asks me if I can be ready for a multi-day trial it wishes to set a few weeks hence.