Do I Need a Lawyer to Get a Divorce?
Can My Spouse Prevent Me From Getting a Divorce?
3 Divorce Options
How Long Does Divorce Take?
Can One Lawyer Represent Both Me And My Spouse In A Divorce?
Difference Between A Divorce And An Annulment
What Is The Difference Between A Divorce And A Legal Separation?
What Is Involved In A Stepparent Adoption?
Can Single People Adopt A Child?
What Is A Premarital Agreement?
Who Needs A Prenuptial Agreement?
If My Spouse And I Divorce, How Will The Custody Of Our Children Be Determined?
What is a Parenting Plan?
How do I start the process of a divorce?
You should start the process when you are ready. Only you can determine when you are ready. We offer thirty minute consultations for a low cost to give you an overview of your rights and the initial information you need to determine if you are ready to move forward.
If we have an agreement, do we still need to have an attorney for each spouse?
No, but should your spouse need legal advice he or she will need to contact an attorney. An attorney can only ethically represent one side because there is a potential that a conflict in interest may occur. It is advisable that both parties obtain an attorney, however, sometimes only one spouse has an attorney.
How much does it cost?
It depends. The more complex the divorce issues the more expensive the legal action can be. We provide a detailed payment agreement that explains your costs. Our firm offer various payment options to help you through this difficult time.
How long does a divorce take?
A no fault divorce in S.C. requires that the parties have lived separately for at least one year before filing for a divorce. A fault based divorce can be heard in as little as 90 days but it will depend on other issues that need to be resolved such as custody and property. Additionally, it depends on the court’s available court time.
Do you handle other types of family law cases?
Yes. We handle custody, visitation, step parent adoption, custody modification, separations, prenuptial agreements, amending birth certificates, and name changes.
What is a guardian ad litem?
A Guardian ad Litem is appointed by the court with representing a child’s best interests in cases involving contested custody, visitation, adoption, name changes, and termination of parental rights actions. The GAL role is to represent the best interest of the child and report that information to the court.