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This week, I am publishing a series of posts about the attorney-client relationship. Specifically, I want to discuss what clients should expect from their attorneys, what attorneys should expect from their clients, and how both can be successful. Today, we examine what clients can...
A recent article proclaimed "Facebook Will Make You Get Divorced". Really?? Make?? I don't think so! Has Facebook led to many divorces? Absolutely. However, the real issue at play here is not Facebook, but rather the fact that the spouse is "emotionally...
I have been very proud to present the exclusive online presentation of "Communications in the 21st Century" by Rev. Dr. Trey Kuhne, LMFT. My sincere thanks again to Dr. Kuhne for such an outstanding, insightful series. Here is Part Six: As you no doubt have been...
As I've posted many times before (1, 2, 3, 4, and 5), Facebook has become a factor in a growing number of Family Court cases. A recent article discussed the many ways that Facebook has continued turning virtual reality into real-life divorce drama, including: Husband goes on...
Guest Post :: Social Media and Divorces - Examining the Impact of Facebook and Twitter on Relationships
It is no secret that divorce rates have ballooned enormously over the past few decades. As per the latest statistics, over 1 million children had to endure the divorce of their parents in the year 2010. But certain things have changed in the internet age. Today, social media, whether it is...
This is the second post in my series about the attorney-client relationship. Earlier, I took a look at what clients should expect from their attorneys, and today I want to discuss what lawyers should expect from their clients: I am very selective when it comes to deciding which clients I...
People facing Family Court must deal with important, life-changing issues like divorce, child custody, visitation, child support, alimony, contempt, etc. As a result, emotions can run high and tempers can flare. To ensure the safety of the parties, witnesses, Judges, and attorneys, all Family...
Earlier this week, we began looking at the top ten myths of divorce, as explained in an article by Lee Block. Today, we look at myths 6 through 10, and again, I hope that you find Ms. Block's thoughts below helpful: 6. Myth: After divorce everyone gets along...
One of the questions that I am most often asked is "How old does a child have to be before he can choose which parent he/she wants to live with?" Put another way, what is the "magic age" in South Carolina when children are able to make a decision in custody...
All this week, I have discussed what clients should expect from their attorneys and what attorneys should expect from their clients. Today, I conclude this series with suggestions that can make both lawyers and their clients more successful: Get Specific :: When you set a goal, try to be...