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An Experienced and Compassionate Hilton Head Divorce Attorney

We understand that the ending of a marriage is often one of the most traumatic and painful events a person can experience. We know that when a marriage starts to unravel, or worse, when a spouse suddenly and without warning announces that “the marriage is over,” that the resulting reality can lead to feelings of uncertainly, fear and loneliness. “What should I do?” “What will happen to the children?” “How am I going to make ends meet?” “What will happen in court?” These and other questions are not unusual. Uncertainty about the future and not knowing the answers to these and other questions can contribute to increased feelings of anxiety, depression and at times, panic. That’s where we can help.

Beginning at the initial consultation and throughout our representation as your Hilton Head divorce attorney, we listen to you. We will provide you with answers to your questions and help you plan for the future. We will also lead you through the often complicated legal process, all the while fighting for what is important to you and for the best possible outcome. In addition to providing you with the benefit of our seasoned knowledge and experience, we also want to help shoulder the burden of your stress and anxiety throughout the process so that you don’t have to bear it alone. We care about our clients as individuals. It is our goal that on each and every occasion when you meet with us, that you leave our office feeling just a little better and a little less stressed then when you arrived.

A Trusted and Experienced Family Law Firm

Phipps Family Law, P.A., is a Newberry and Hilton Head family law firm dedicated exclusively to providing counsel, advice and representation to clients undergoing family and matrimonial difficulties. We also represent clients in the negotiation drafting of prenuptial agreements. Mr. Phipps has been practicing law continuously since he graduated the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1982. We have successfully represented a multitude of clients (both national and international) throughout the State of South Carolina. Our practice is a state wide practice, with offices in Newberry and Hilton Head Island. As such, we have represented clients in various counties throughout South Carolina. We are dedicated to successfully resolving each client’s individual case through negotiation and mediation if possible, but if not, through contested litigation.

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What Not to Do When You Find Out Your Spouse is Cheating

What Not to Do When You Find Out Your Spouse is Cheating is a good article containing great advice and guidance for people who have discovered that their spouse is having an affair.  It is well worth the read.  However, one very important “don’t”  not included on the list is, don’t confront your cheating spouse with your suspicions if your spouse does not know that you know (or suspect) of the affair.  Why?  Because, if you confront your spouse prematurely, valuable evidence of the affair may disappear and you may ultimately be unable to prove your spouse’s adultery.  The best advice for anyone who knows or suspects that their spouse is cheating, is to consult an experienced family law attorney and come up with a plan rather than  just confronting a cheating spouse.

How to Tell the Children You’re Getting Divorced

Telling the children that that Mom and Dad are getting divorced is tough to do. Sometimes anger, fear, or selfishness can cause a parent to make a bad decision in the way they inform the children of the impending separation.  It’s important to put the needs of the children ahead of an individual parent’s need to tell his or her side to the children.  In most circumstances, it’s best if both parents can sit down together with their children and explain the impending separation in a calm and reassuring manner.  The below article from the Huffington Post provides good advice on how best to talk to children of different ages.

How to Tell the Children You’re Getting Divorced

10 Financial Mistakes to Avoid in Divorce

Great advice for every client to consider. Too often clients want to get through the divorce process spending as little money as possible to the neglect of their financial best interest. For example, some clients choose to agree on the value of real estate in order to save $350 to $500 on the cost of an appraisal which in all likelihood would result in a financial gain, for one party or the other, far in excess of the cost of the appraisal.

10 Financial Mistakes to Avoid in a Divorce

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