Archive: Family Law

Thinking of Divorce? Start Doing These Eight Things Now.

One: Keep your plans to yourself, at least initially.  Coming to terms with the fact that the marriage is over and cannot be reconciled is a difficult and painful process.  Your spouse may refuse to acknowledge that, from your perspective,... Continue Reading >>

In our client's own words: I wouldn't go to any other attorney in the Upstate.

“Allison Dunham has served as my attorney since 2012, and I wouldn’t go to any other attorney in the Upstate. Allison is exceptionally responsive, and I appreciate that she always answers questions personally, thoroughly and gives her clients the pros... Continue Reading >>

What do our clients say about attorney Allison Dunham? She is prepared & confident.

“I heard about HWS&C from a friend. At my first appointment, I was very nervous. Then I met Allison Dunham, family court attorney. She listened to my case, asked a lot of questions and told me about the various outcomes... Continue Reading >>

The Pros and Cons of a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Divorce

The State of South Carolina grants individuals the ability to represent themselves to obtain a divorce or to modify child support and child visitation. This is also known as pro se, a Latin phrase meaning “for himself.” This seems like... Continue Reading >>

I am being stalked! Where do I hide?

Anxiety. Anger. Fear. All of these are examples of the gut-wrenching emotions suffered by people who have been stalked and harassed by someone else. Victims of stalking begin to fear answering their phones or receiving text messages. They become scared... Continue Reading >>

Report: More Men Seeking Custody of Children

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More men who are going through divorces are pursuing custody of their children – or they are at least no longer willing to accept custody arrangements that may have been common in the past, USA Today reports. In the past,... Continue Reading >>

Five Things to Know about Alimony in South Carolina

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If you are considering a divorce in South Carolina, you may have questions about alimony. Alimony payments are made from one spouse to help support the other spouse or compensate the other spouse for financial contributions to the marriage. The... Continue Reading >>

What You Need to Know about Legal Separation in South Carolina

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Many people think of a separation as an interim step before getting a divorce. For some, a separation is a permanent solution to a relationship that isn’t working. For example, people may choose separation over divorce because of religious beliefs... Continue Reading >>

Late-in-Life Divorce Raises Special Issues

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The rate of divorce among older Americans is growing. Currently one in four people over the age of 50 get divorced, a rate that has doubled in the past 20 years, the Journal of Gerontology reports. Reasons include: People over... Continue Reading >>

Five Signs of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a serious matter and includes not only physical violence, but emotional and sexual violence, stalking, threatening, and online abuse. Murder is the most serious outcome of domestic violence. According to the Violence Policy Center, South Carolina ranks... Continue Reading >>