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  1. Divorce: 20%
  2. Child Support: 20%
  3. Child Custody: 20%
  4. Alimony: 20%
  5. Family: 20%
    28 years



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Martha L. Hamel

9841 Ocean Highway, Suite D
Pawleys Island, SC, 29585


SCGood Standing198803/07/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer - Family LawSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Recognition for pro bono service in the field of family lawAmerican Bar Association, Family Law Section1995
Pro Bono Service AwardSC Bar Association1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
sole practitionerMartha L. Hamel Attorney at Law, P.C.1998 - Present
PartnerBennani & Hamel1995 - 1998
AssociateParsons & Ouverson1992 - 1995
AssociateWelch & Barber1988 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Horry County Family Court Advisory CommitteeMember2015 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Georgetown County Family Court Advisory CommitteeChair2000 - Present
Georgetown County Bar AssociationN/A1988 - Present
SC Bar AssociationN/A1988 - Present
Horry County Bar AssociationN/A1988 - Present
SC Bar Association Family Law CouncilChair2014 - 2015
SC Bar Association Family Law CouncilChair Elect2013 - 2014
South Carolina Bar Family Law CouncilVice Chair2012 - 2013
Georgetown County Bar AssociationPresident2012 - 2012
SC Bar Association Family Law CouncilSecretary2011 - 2012
SC Bar Association Family Law CouncilSection Delegate2010 - 2011
SC Bar Association Family Law CouncilChair2008 - 2009
SC Bar Association Family Law CouncilChair Elect2007 - 2008
SC Bar Association Family Law CouncilSecretary2006 - 2007
Publication nameTitleDate
authored by the SC Family Law Council when Martha Hamel was chairBook: South Carolina Family Lawyers Toolkit2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of North Carolina, WilmingtonPsychology, Sociology, Criminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Court - Procedural & Substantive LawWorking with Counselors in Family Court2016
SC Bar Annual Convention Family Law CLEParental Alienation (Course Planner/Moderator)2015
Family Court Basics IntensiveDiscovery & Preparation of Orders2015
Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Law PractionersNotice Requirements for Final Hearings2013
Presenting the Family Law Case: The Basic EssentialsCourse Planner & Moderator2012
Family Court - Procedural & Substantive LawParenting Plans & Custody Issues2012
Family Court Procedural & Substantive LawCreating an Agreement Which is Understood & Enforceable2011
Annual Family Court Bench-Bar CLETemporary Hearings2011
Steering Your Way Through Successful Domestic LitigationCourse Planner/Moderator2010
Guardian ad Litem Training SeminarConstructing the Guardian ad Litem Report2010
South Carolina Bar Annual ConventionCourse Planner and Moderator, "Fault, Fees, Foreigners, Financials and Funnies in Family Court"2009
Procedural & Substantive Family LawSupport Update: Tiptoeing Through a Newly Created Minefield2009
Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners"New IRS Filing Requirements for Dependency Exemptions"2009
Family Court - Procedural & Substantive Law"How To" and Procedures for Uncontested Hearings2008
Children's Issues in Family CourtImportant Witnesses for a Custody Case2008
Family Court - Procedural & Substantive Law"Guardian ad Litem Billing - What's Allowed & What's Not"2007
Family Court - Procedural & Substantive LawParental Alienation2006
Children"s Issues in Family Court"Guardian ad Litem: What Information Are You Entitled To & How Do You Get It?"2006
Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners"New Rules A'Coming! Be Prepared!"2005
Family Court - Procedural & Substantive LawLegislative & Case Law Update2005
Children's Issues in Family CourtModerator & Course Planner2005
Guardian ad Litem TrainingModerator & Course Planner2004
Family Court - Procedural & Substantive LawTrial Preparation & Presentation2004
Family Court - Procedural & Substantive Law"The Guardian ad Litem's Role During a Trial"2003
Family Court - Procedural & Substantive Law"New Guardian ad Litem Legislation - What Effect Will It Have on Us?"2002
Family Court Procedural & Substantive Law Hot TipsGuardian ad Litem Legislation2001
Family Court - Procedural & Substantive LawGuardian ad Litem Issues2000
Family Court - Procedural & Substantive LawPreparation of Pleadings, Documents & Orders2000
Family Court - Procedures & Substantive Law"Child Support: More than Just Worksheet A"1999
Family Court - Procedures & Substantive LawFinancial Aspects of Family Court1997