Megan Hunt Dell

Megan Hunt Dell

Creative Solutions for Family Law in Charleston
  • Divorce, Family Law, Appeals & Appellate ...
  • South Carolina
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Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Megan is one of the best attorneys in the state of South Carolina. She is very highly regarded by her peers, Judges, and court staff. I strongly recommend her for any legal matter in which she practices.
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Biography

Megan was born and raised in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, a small town about 30 miles north of Charleston.

While attending the Charleston School of Law, Megan served as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem, advocating for the best interests of children in abuse and neglect cases. She also had clerkships with the Charleston County Family Court and a local family law firm.

When Megan is not practicing law, she is attempting new recipes, trying to become a runner, singing loudly and off-key, and reading. Megan and her husband live in Ravenel with their children and cat.

Megan exclusively practices Family Law, representing residents of Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, and Horry counties.

Providing efficient representation for her clients is the foundation of Ms. Dell's practice. She offers exceptional service that is both affordable and effective, and is committed to pursuing fairness and integrity while advocating for your interests.

Practice Areas
Divorce
Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Additional Practice Areas
  • Annulments
  • Separation & Settlement Agreements
  • Enforcement/Modification of Prior Orders
Video Conferencing
  • Dialpad
  • Zoom
  • WebEx
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard, American Express
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    $275 Consultation Fee; Retainers/Flat Fees discussed during consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
South Carolina
South Carolina Bar
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner/Attorney
Megan C. Hunt, Attorney at Law, LLC / Dell Family Law, P.C.
- Current
Law Clerk
The Condon Law Firm, LLC
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Volunteer Guardian ad Litem
South Carolina Guardian ad Litem Program
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Judicial Intern
South Carolina Judicial Department, Ninth Circuit Family Court
Law Clerk
Federal Public Defender, Greenville, SC
Research Clerk
Gatgounis Law & Counseling Firm
Extern
City of Charleston, Legal Department
Extern
Charleston County Probate Court
Education
Charleston School of Law
J.D. (2010) | Law
Honor Council, Chair; Resolved: Journal of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Founding Editor-in-Chief; Federal Courts Law Review, Articles Editor; Charleston School of Law Ambassadors; Children's Advocacy and Family Law Society; Alternative Dispute Resolution Society; Relay for Life; Women in Law
Honors: Advocacy Award from the Children's Advocacy and Family Law Society; Pro Bono Service Award
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College of Charleston
B.A. (2007) | Corporate & Organizational Communication
Kappa Delta Sorority
Honors: Honors College
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Awards
Excellent Rating
Avvo
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2019-2020
Best Family Lawyers in Charleston
Expertise.com
Pro Bono Attorney of the Week
Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services
Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year
South Carolina Bar
Advocacy Award
Charleston School of Law, Children's Advocacy and Family Law Society
Pro Bono Service Award
Charleston School of Law
Professional Associations
Charleston School of Law Alumni Association
Member
Current
Activities: Former Board Member, Secretary
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Charleston County Bar Association
Member
Current
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South Carolina Bar Association  # 79028
Member
- Current
Activities: House of Delegates, Publications Committee, Resolution of Fee Disputes Board, Family Law Section
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Speaking Engagements
The GAL Protects the Kids, But Who Protects the GAL?, 2023 Annual Guardian ad Litem Training and Update, Columbia, South Carolina
South Carolina Bar
Careers in Family Law
Charleston School of Law
Handling Ethical Issues in Family Law Practice, South Carolina Family Law Practice for Paralegals
Halfmoon Education
Preparing for Trial and Possible Appeal
Charleston County Bar Association
Phones, Tablets, and Games! Oh My! What Guardians ad Litem Should Know About Screen Time, Electronics, and Social Media
Charleston Guardian ad Litem Committee
Family Court Bench Bar
South Carolina Bar
Preparing to Testify and Be Cross-Examined (Part 2)
Charleston Guardian ad Litem Committee
Preparing to Testify and Be Cross-Examined (Part 1)
Charleston Guardian ad Litem Committee
In the Best Interest of the Child: GAL Training and Update
South Carolina Bar
Family Law Essentials
South Carolina Bar
In the Best Interest of the Child: GAL Training and Update
South Carolina Bar
Rainmaking Bootcamp
South Carolina Bar
Family Law Essentials
South Carolina Bar
In the Best Interest of the Child: GAL Training and Update
South Carolina Bar
Establishing and Maintaining Your Family Law Practice
South Carolina Bar
Ethical Social Media Marketing
South Carolina Bar
Ethical Social Media Marketing
Charleston Women Lawyers
Certifications
Guardian ad Litem
South Carolina Bar
Websites & Blogs
Website
Dell Family Law Website
Blog
Dell Family Law Blog
Legal Answers
70 Questions Answered
Q. My friend was sentenced to 30 days concurrent how soon can i get her out She is in there for child support
A: Generally, if someone is incarcerated for nonpayment of child support, they have been held in civil contempt, and they can be released once they pay the amount set by the court as the "purge payment." The County Clerk's office can tell you how much the purge payment is.

However, if someone has been held in civil contempt multiple times for failure to pay child support, the Family Court might hold them in criminal contempt and require them to complete a specific sentence in jail, and they are required to fulfill the sentence.
Q. If my father is my “biological” father as my parents claim why did he have to legally adopt me at 5 years old?
A: First, even if he had done a DNA test and was determined to be your father, the test result (by itself) would not be enough for your birth certificate to be changed. Your parents would still have needed to file an action to have him added to the birth certificate.

It is very possible the original case was *not* an adoption, but actually a case to determine paternity and change your name. The two types of cases can look the same to non-lawyers because they involve the same issues.

It is also possible that someone (perhaps his lawyer) decided pursuing an adoption, specifically, was the best option based on the facts of the case.
Q. How do I file a motion we're my ex wife is not doing what the judge ordered in Marital property without a attorney
A: To seek to enforce the provisions of a prior court order, you must file a Rule to Show Cause. The requirements for a Rule to Show Cause are laid out in South Carolina Family Court Rule 14.

The South Carolina Supreme Court does not provide sample forms for enforcing orders related to marital property. Additionally, most Rules to Show Cause are very dependent on the facts of the case so it is unlikely any online template would be useful.

Though you have said you would like to proceed without a lawyer, because a Rule to Show Cause has such specific pleading and evidentiary requirements, it is best to hire a lawyer. If you are able to successfully enforce the prior Order against the opposing party, then the Court can require them to reimburse your attorney's fees. ... Read More
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Contact & Map
Dell Family Law, P.C.
1064 Gardner Road
Suite 201
Charleston, SC 29407
Telephone: (843) 242-7477
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 12 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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