Talk to the judge, not to opposing counsel

July 29, 2011

Early in my legal career I used to habitually drive the Honorable Wayne Morris Creech nuts over what I perceived as minor offenses.  Saying “yeah”

Collecting fees as the mediator or guardian

January 8, 2011

For attorneys who also act as mediators or guardians ad litem, many family court judges’ interpretation of Calhoun v. Calhoun, 331 S.C. 157, 164-65, 501

Getting the Child Heard lecture

February 10, 2010

My materials for a February 9, 2010 National Business Institute lecture on Advance Family Law are available here:  Getting the Child Heard

Holiday visitation: loving your child more than you hate the other parent

December 15, 2009

Last year, shortly before imposing a criminal contempt sentence on a mother who had repeatedly and blithely interfered with my client’s visitation, the judge asked

Mentoring newly licensed attorneys

October 17, 2009

In December 2008, the South Carolina Supreme Court reestablished a second pilot mentoring program, in which all qualifying lawyers admitted to the Bar between March 1,

Seeking criminal contempt for denied visitation

September 20, 2009

A few months ago I prosecuted a rule to show cause in which the mother had refused to let my client (her ex-husband) take the