Divorce Attorneys Summerville
Guiding Clients Through the Legal Process in Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley Counties
Divorce is one of the most serious issues in law and affects millions of people each year. A marriage does not simply dissolve with the signing of papers, which is why divorce may be one of the toughest situations you will ever face. PMC Law Firm is here to make sure you don’t face it alone.
How Does the Divorce Process Work?
Divorce law in South Carolina can be complex. There are five grounds for divorce, which include physical cruelty, adultery, habitual drunkenness, abandonment, and "no fault." The "no fault'' option requires the parties to live separate and apart for at least one year. Because of this requirement, many divorce actions first involve an action for separate support and maintenance to address issues like child support, child custody, and visitation during this one year period.
To begin a divorce action, one party must file the initial Summons and Complaint, which states the grounds on which the divorce is being sought. This document will also make a request as to the division of marital property, alimony, and issues related to any minor children born of the marriage (child custody, visitation and child support). Once the Summons and Complaint is filed, the opposing party must be served and has thirty days to respond.
Why Do I Need a Divorce Attorney?
Regardless of the grounds for the divorce, whether you are the plaintiff or defendant, or how well you and your spouse are currently getting along, it is not easy or advisable to navigate the process of divorce alone. In reality, there are no winners in a divorce case, but neither party has to be considered a loser or endure the process without representation.
When you choose PMC Law Firm to handle your divorce case, we will:
- Educate You: From your first consultation, we will give you the information you need to empower you during the process. We make sure you know how the law may impact you and explain what you might expect as far as spousal support, child support, and property division issues.
- Work Hard for You: There are attorneys known for making matters worse. We do not complicate issues simply to increase our fee. Our goal is to help you move forward with your life and be confident in your decisions. For those clients with children, this is particularly important because you will have to co-parent for the rest of your life. We will make every effort to resolve your case through negotiation or mediation, but if that is not possible, we are prepared to take your case to trial and advocate for your best interests.
- Bring Years of Experience: Family Court issues can be incredibly stressful for all involved, which is why our firm's promise to be accountable, accessible, and astute is incredibly important. The emotional benefit of the right lawyer is immeasurable, and with our team on your side, you can trust that your case is in good hands.
Get Help with Your Case Today
Our lawyers in Summerville are here to assist with any of the following divorce matters:
- Child Custody & Support
- Property Division
- Military Divorce
Please give us a call or contact our law firm today to schedule an appointment with our legal professionals so you can get the advice you need to get through your divorce and start the next phase of your life.
To speak to a team member at PMC Law Firm, give us a call today at (800) 914-0620 so we can explain all of your rights under the law.
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