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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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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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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Do you need a Charleston Divorce Lawyer to resolve your divorce case?

People sometimes feel that they can resolve the issues in their pending separation and divorce without legal help. Here are some thoughts regarding what issues you must consider if you want to keep a Charleston Divorce Lawyer out of your life. The laws governing divorce are very complicated and unli...
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If hiring a Charleston divorce lawyer is in your plans for 2016, here are 5 ways to maintain control of your case.

People often feel that they must acquiesce to whatever their divorce lawyer tells them to do. Nothing could be further from the truth: this is your life and when the case is over, your divorce lawyer will not be there to help you pick up the pieces of what remains. I have been a trial […]...
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