Collaborative Family Law

Collaborative Family Law for Cases involving Mental Health Issues in Charleston SC

In a recent Charleston Family Law consultation, the prospective client was newly separated from her mentally ill spouse and wanted to use Collaborative Practice to help her family reach resolution. Mental health issues are endemic in Divorce cases and Charleston Family Law is no exception. Some ...
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Divorce and Family Law

Be Prepared: Divorce is Complicated!

Many people have never had a meaningful interaction with the Court system before a divorce.  Usually this is a stressful time, and depending on what they’ve heard from the media, friends, family and rumors, expectations can be unrealistic. Divorce cases are some of the most complicated case...
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Divorce, The Brain and the Family Law Attorney

Divorce is often a tragedy of great magnitude for all family members. It is important for those involved in family law cases to understand how stress and trauma affect the brain in order to improve their abilities to make sound decisions. The human brain is hardwired to latch on to negative input f...
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family court litigation

How to begin a divorce or separation?

“The courts of this country should not be the places where resolution of disputes begins. They should be the places where the disputes end after alternative methods of resolving disputes have been considered and tried.” Sandra Day O’Connor If you have made the difficult decision to...
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Should you consider hiring a Collaborative Family Law Attorney to handle your Family Law Case?

Collaborative Law is a legal process designed to help people resolve disputes in a rational, non adversarial manner. Families benefit greatly when this process is applied to disputes surrounding separation and divorce. Lawyers are trained to resolve legal disputes. The traditional way is to file a l...
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How To Stay Alive During Your Divorce Case

People involved in the divorce process often feel they are not in controll of what is happening to their family. Here are my thoughts on how to remain fully present and “alive” during your divorce and why it is critical that you do so.  What it means to be truely “alive”...
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South Carolina Child Custody and what to do when your kids turn 18 and still live at home!

It is much more difficult to get by these days than when I grew up in the 60’s and 70’s. It is becoming increasingly common for children to live at home beyond the legal age of their majority. When their parent’s are divorced this can cause a big problem. The Family Court has jurisdiction ...
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4 Reasons Why Collaborative Practice Is An Improved Way for Families To Separate and Divorce- and why most divorce lawyers don’t want you to know about it!

Not all cases are appropriate for Collaborative Practice. My experience indicates that at least 80% of the cases in our legal system are appropriate for Collaborative Practice, and here are the reasons why. First and foremost, Collaborative Practice utilizes a different kind of dispute resolution pr...
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