Everything You Need to Know About Trusts

Are you familiar with trusts and what they can offer your family and loved ones? Unfortunately, many people only consider a will and don’t spend time on asset management with specific timelines and distribution instructions. We’re here to help with everything you need to know about trusts. What is a Trust? A trust is an…

Does Mediation Really Work in a Contested Family Court Case?

Mediation is a common way to work through issues in contested family court cases. It’s a way to resolve disputes without going to court. But is it really effective? If you live in South Carolina, there are some things to know about mediation. What is Mediation? Mediation is a unique tool designed to assist parties…

What Happens to My Retirement if I Don’t Have a Will?

Do you and your loved one have a will? Do you know what happens to a retirement account if you don’t? Having a retirement account is critical to supporting yourself when it’s time to withdraw from the working world. It tends to be one of the largest assets by the time of retirement. However, should…

What Factors Will the IRS Evaluate When Approving or Rejecting an Offer in Compromise?

Is an Offer in Compromise the next step for you financially? Are you ready to get out from under your debilitating tax? If you feel paralyzed by tax debt, it might be time to consider an Offer in Compromise, which allows you to settle that debt for a portion of the total amount you owe…

McCutchen McLean: Nominated for Best Family Law Attorney in the Best of Lexington Life Competition

McCutchen McLean is proud to serve the Lexington community by providing legal representation in family, estate, tax, and business law. We strive to be the best, and we think the community agrees. We’re thrilled about our nomination for Best Family Law Attorney in the Best of Lexington Life Competition! Here’s what that means to us,…

Should I Hire an Attorney for Alimony Modifications?

Alimony modifications are something that a divorcee can petition for when life circumstances change. Just because a judge sets alimony at the time of divorce doesn’t mean it has to stay the same forever. However, the order to modify payments must come from the court. But should you hire an attorney for any changes to…

When is Guardianship and Conservatorship Appropriate in South Carolina?

Guardianships and conservatorships are often complicated and confusing and can feel especially overwhelming when deciding what you and your loved one needs. Take a look at the difference between them and when each is appropriate in South Carolina. What is a Guardianship? A guardian in South Carolina focuses on handling specific things for someone who…

Beginner’s Guide: South Carolina’s Types of Alimony

Alimony is the money paid from one spouse to another in a divorce. If you’re at any stage in the divorce process, it’s critical to understand the different types of alimony. It can be confusing in the best scenario, but in South Carolina, it can be especially complex. But don’t panic - we’ve got you…

The Difference Between a Will and Estate Planning

What are the primary differences between a will and estate planning? While the two processes tend to go hand-in-hand, they are not the same. Understanding the similarities and differences between will drafting and estate planning can help you know how to move forward to protect your assets and provide for your family. What Is a…

Getting Ready for a Child Custody Consultation

Preparing for a child custody consultation can be a stressful experience. You may not be sure what to expect, and the meeting topic is unpleasant by nature. Perhaps another party is suing you for custody of your child, or you are filing a custody lawsuit to protect your visitation or custodial rights. Whatever the circumstances,…



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I used Robin McLean as an attorney to secure a divorce about 20 months ago. I found her to be efficient, reasonably priced, and very well skilled. I was completely happy with her work. She did what she said. Since that time, I needed additional help with paperwork and she responded promptly and to my complete satisfaction. I highly recommend Robin as an attorney.


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