Family Law Attorney

What should therapists do when they get a request to release their client’s mental health file to a divorce lawyer?

Therapists and others in the mental health community are often unsure what to do when confronted with a request for a client’s therapy records from a divorce lawyer. Here are a few practice pointers based on what I have learned over the years in this evolving area of law. First, how was the re...
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Family Court

Contempt In Family Court: What Does It Mean and What Should You Do?

Family Court Orders must be taken very seriously. The Family Court will enforce its orders and a person found to be in Contempt is subject to one year in jail, 300 hours of community service and/ or a fine of $1,500. Family Court Orders are often very detailed. They will set out specific visitation ...
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What Is At Stake For A Person Who Is In Default Of A South Carolina Divorce Case

The word “default” has an ominous ring and a finding of default against a litigant can often be fatal. In Family Court, however, default is not nearly as draconian. Default is when one party to a lawsuit fails respond to an allegation in the time required by court rule. Default most often happen...
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Should You Consider Binding Arbitration In Your Divorce Case

Reaching a settlement in a routine divorce can be expensive. Going to trial in a divorce case can be financially prohibitive for all but the wealthy. Arbitration may be more affordable and better way to resolve a divorce for most people. Arbitration in a divorce case is when two people hire a neutr...
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