Marie-Louise Ramsdale

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We’re determined
to make a difference.
Since 2007, Managing Partner Marie-Louise Ramsdale has led South Carolina clients through the family court system with strength, integrity, and determination. Marie-Louise and her experienced team of attorneys and staff identify the complex issues surrounding family law matters and address concerns by providing feedback and direction you can trust. Clients can expect strategic counsel, same-day responses, thoughtful support, and a detailed, results-driven approach to bringing family issues to a favorable conclusion.

Located in Mount Pleasant, SC, Ramsdale Family Law concentrates on:

Divorce  |  Mediation  |  Litigation  |  Child Support

Custody Issues  |  Alimony and Spousal Support Services

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Initial consultation
Initial consultation appointments offer the opportunity for us to exchange views, details, and advice. At Ramsdale Family Law, we believe it is important to establish mutual trust and respect in our relationship from the beginning. We understand the critical issues surrounding your situation and how they can affect your future. As your legal team, we offer focused counsel and responsive service for your divorce, mediation, and litigation needs. We also assist people who need help with order enforcement and modification.
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What to bring with you
Consultations are the first opportunity for our staff to learn more about you and your situation. By printing the attached documents and filling them out prior to your arrival, it allows us to get right into our discovery process.
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Requesting information or an appointment via this website does not create an attorney-client relationship with our firm. You will not become a client of our firm until there is a fully executed retainer agreement and a retainer has been paid.
Areas of Practice

Divorce

Focused legal counsel for you.

When your marriage ends, life shouldn’t. Ramsdale Family Law understands this and works diligently on your behalf. We offer focused legal counsel to clients seeking a secure future after divorce. Marie-Louise and her experienced team of attorneys and staff identify complex issues and address your concerns while providing feedback and direction you can trust. Expect nothing less than focused, responsive support from your initial consultation through the resolution of your case.

Mediation

Solutions that work for everyone.

Settling disputes can be difficult in matters of child custody, visitation, property division, and alimony. It takes an objective third party to present solutions that work and to provide professional guidance through the mediation process. Marie-Louise Ramsdale is a Certified Mediator in the state of South Carolina, and offers clients her strategic insight to find answers when it seems there are none. Trust Ramsdale Family Law to bring issues that affect you and your family to a successful conclusion.

Child support

Determined to make a difference.

Since 2007, Marie-Louise Ramsdale has led clients through South Carolina’s family court system with strength, integrity, and determination. Whether her firm is following basic child support guidelines or providing custom details unique to your family situation, we handle every case with care because attention to detail makes a difference. Our deep bench of experienced staff is readily available when you need answers and thoughtful assistance during stressful times.

Alimony and spousal support

We are the team you need.

Alimony and other forms of spousal support are legal obligations we take very seriously. Ramsdale Family Law is the team you need to help you work towards protecting your future. Our attorneys and staff are keenly in tune with each case, providing knowledgeable support for the complex issues surrounding divorce. We consider all factors affecting your financial situation and operate within the court system to achieve positive outcomes. When you work with us, you get unparalleled professionalism, discretion, and legal expertise that counts.

Meet the team
Marie-Louise Ramsdale

Marie-Louise Ramsdale

MANAGING PARTNER

Marie-Louise is the principal lawyer of Ramsdale Family Law and practices solely in family law. She is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, past President of the South Carolina Bar Foundation, and chairs the Charleston County Bar Wellness Committee. Marie-Louise holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers® for Family Law in Mt. Pleasant, SC. She was the volunteer attorney coach for the Moultrie Middle School Mock Trial Team, taking the team to first place in the State competition in 2016. She successfully coached the Wando High School Mock Trial Team. In her free time, she is an avid power yoga student, reads mystery novels and cookbooks, and enjoys traveling.

Samantha Hattaway

Samantha Fortier Hattaway

ATTORNEY

Samantha Hattaway was born and raised in Wilbraham, Massachusetts. She graduated cum laude in 2011 from Clemson University, where she earned a B.A. in Political Science. While at Clemson, Samantha played for the Clemson University Women’s Soccer Team and was captain her senior year. She received her Juris Doctor from the Charleston School of Law in December 2014. Samantha was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 2015 and her practice involves divorce, child custody, child support, modification of child custody, and other family court matters. Samantha is admitted to practice in both state and federal courts in South Carolina. She is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association and the Charleston County Bar Association. Outside of the office, Samantha enjoys traveling, working out, and spending time with her family.

Savannah Pugh

Savannah Pugh

ATTORNEY

Savannah was born in Hawaii and grew up moving every few years due to her father’s service in the United States Marine Corps. She graduated in 2017 from the College of Charleston, where she earned a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Crime, Law, and Society. While at the College, Savannah ran track and field and cross country. She received her Juris Doctor from American University Washington College of Law in Washington, DC in 2020. During her law school career, Savannah interned at the Department of Justice and the Ninth Circuit Public Defender’s Office. Savannah was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 2021. She is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association and Charleston County Bar Association. Outside of work, Savannah enjoys boating, trying new restaurants in Charleston, and spending time with her husband and dog.

Lynda Clark

OFFICE & ACCOUNTS MANAGER

Lynda joined Ramsdale Law Firm in December of 2021 and comes to the firm with many years of paralegal, nonprofit, and corporate accounting experience along with a degree in Business Administration. Lynda relocated to the Charleston area in 2012 and has enjoyed becoming a part of this beautiful community. She is a proud mother of three adult children, sings with the Charleston Gospel Choir, and enjoys volunteering with various organizations around the area.

Jessica Nimmo

PARALEGAL

Jessica is a Virginia Beach native. She attended Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, and graduated in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor concentration in Political and Legal Studies in Philosophy. In her spare time, she has volunteered and interned for political campaigns for local and state races. She began her paralegal career in foreclosures and moved on to personal injury, assisting clients with car accidents, slip and falls, and dog bites for half a decade. In 2020, she decided to transition to family law after moving to Charleston and began work as a paralegal at Ramsdale Law Firm.

Betsy Grund

CLIENT SERVICES MANAGER

Betsy has worked in family law offices for 14 years and with Ramsdale Law Firm for five years. She is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, and has lived in Charleston since 1994. She earned a B.A. in Sociology from Kenyon College and an M.Ed. in Adult Education from The Ohio State University. Betsy will most likely be the friendly voice you hear when you call our office!

Jack Trudel

LEGAL ASSISTANT

Jack was born and raised on Nantucket Island in Massachusetts. He graduated from Florida Southern College in 2018, where he earned a B.S. in Political Science. Jack visited Charleston after his graduation and quickly decided to call the Lowcountry his home. He holds an S.C. real estate license, and in his free time enjoys fishing and exploring new places with his puppy, Maya.

Michael Richardson

LAW RUNNER

Michael Richardson was born and raised in Clifton Forge, Virginia. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Health Services Administration and is pursuing a career in law. Outside of work, he enjoys trying new restaurants, golfing, and spending time with his girlfriend and puppy.

Request your initial consultation
Direct email
Or, fill out our brief online form and we will contact you.

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1476 Ben Sawyer Blvd.   |  Suite 5   |   Mount Pleasant, SC 29464