Family Law Attorneys Serving Summerville
Providing Legal Assistance for Families in Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley Counties
Any domestic case brought to court can become highly emotional and contentious. The results of these matters can drastically impact all areas of your life. For managing family law matters, you need an experienced attorney on your side who can be your advocate.
PMC Law Firm has a team of family and divorce lawyers with 45+ years of experience. We are familiar with the range of emotions and difficult decisions that arise when you're in the midst of a family issues. This is why we are dedicated to protecting our clients’ best interests by delivering top notch legal representation at each phase of their case.
Clients throughout Summerville choose our legal professionals because:
- Our legal team has more than 45 years of combined experience
- Every client we take on has a team of professionals serving them
- We are always available to answer our clients’ questions
- Our legal team treats every client like they’re a member of our family
If you are considering a divorce, you may be curious about what rights you have under the law. You may also be remarrying but need a prenuptial agreement. Our family lawyers can offer you the expert advice and compassionate support you need to help take control of the situation - legally, emotionally, and financially - so you can move forward with the next part your life.
If you’re ready to discuss your matter with a skilled Summerville family attorney, then please give us a call today at (800) 914-0620 to set up your case consultation.
Understanding Family Law in South Carolina
Family law can vary widely between states. The state of South Carolina has several specific family laws, which are important to understand before pursing a case in family courts.
Marital Property Division
When a couple divorces in South Carolina, their marital property is divided according to equitable distribution laws. When dividing property, family courts will consider factors such as the length of the marriage, the income and earning potentials of each spouse, and even misconduct such as adultery or abuse from either party.
South Carolina courts will base their custody decisions on the best interests of the child. This considers factors such as the needs of the child, whether there has been abuse in the home, external relationships with the child, and more. The child or children's wishes are considered in custody decisions, especially if the child is older, but they are not determinative.
Fault & No-Fault Divorce
South Carolina recognizes no-fault divorce, though it does require the couple to live separately for at least one year. Divorcing persons in South Carolina can also pursue a fault divorce if there was wrongdoing in the marriage.
Grounds for fault in a South Carolina divorce include:
Types of Family Cases We Handle
Family law issues are highly varied, covering legal issues from adoption to property division in a divorce. Family lawyers are skilled in helping families rationally handle these often emotionally contentious disputes. Even a simple uncontested divorce can quickly become complex if it is not handled with the assistance of an attorney.
At PMC Law Firm, we know how important to take into account each unique circumstance in a family law case. Our attorneys in Summerville, SC are proud to handle the many family legal matters that can occur.
We proudly take on the following family law matters:
- Separation / Divorce: Divorce affects millions of people each year, and we know it may be one of the toughest things you’ll ever face. That is why we do not want you to face it alone. We can advise you on all of your rights and options to make sure your ex doesn’t take advantage of your situation.
- Child Custody & Child Support: We believe it is our duty to help clients deal with custody and parental rights issues to reduce the negative impact on the children during the process. Child custody and support should not be navigated alone.
- Alimony: Alimony shouldn't be viewed as a reward or a punishment, but rather an attempt by the court to create financial balance between a divorcing couple. The laws are often changing when it comes to support, which is why you should consult with a knowledgeable attorney to make sure you understand all of your rights.
- Property Division: The ending of a relationship often involves the division of assets and debts accumulated during the marriage. We can explain how the court will divide the marital property and debts as a component of your divorce, so you know what to expect from divorce proceedings.
- Prenuptial Agreements: If you are worried about losing your assets and other valuable property in divorce, then you should seriously consider signing a prenuptial agreement before you get married. We can discuss your situation to determine what you need to include in your agreement to ensure you’re protected.
Request Your Consultation with Our Legal Team in Summerville
Are you currently going through a difficult dispute with your family members that requires legal action? If so, you need to get in touch with PMC Law Firm to discuss the details of your case so we can get started building a strong legal strategy that will protect your best interests. We are prepared to put our skills to work for you today, so don’t hesitate to give us a call.
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