Charleston Family/Domestic Lawyer

Family law cases deal with a variety of difficult issues ranging from child custody battles to divorce. When you are involved in a family law case, you need guidance and advice from a qualified attorney who understands South Carolina law.

About Family Law in South Carolina

Family law covers all of the following issues:

  • Separation – If you and your spouse don’t want to live together but you are not ready to file for divorce, you can separate instead. During separation, you must typically deal with many of the same issues you would face in divorce, such as property division and child custody.
  • Divorce/Annulment –  If you want to end your marriage, you can file for divorce or annulment. During the proceedings, you and your spouse will settle several key issues, including child custody, division of property and more. If you and your spouse cannot agree on these points outside of court, a trial will be necessary.
  • Child Custody and Visitation– If you and your child’s other parent don’t live together, a formal child custody agreement will ensure that the child is in the best possible environment. In most cases, this agreement will also include a visitation schedule that allows both parents to spend time with the child.
  • Child Support – South Carolina typically requires the non-custodial parent to pay child support to the custodial parent. The amount will depend on the income of the parents, the child’s needs and other factors.
  • Adoption – Adoption is a legal process that allows you to add a child to your family. Our firm can handle all types of adoption, including both domestic adoption and international adoption.
  • Prenuptial Agreement – Before you get married, signing a prenuptial agreement will ensure that your assets and your spouse’s assets are protected in the event of divorce.
  • Name Change – Name change cases may arise after divorce or adoption. Having a skilled attorney handle your name change will ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible.  

Contact Paul W. Bradley, Esquire

Family law is a complicated practice area, and you need an attorney you can trust. If you are dealing with a family law issue in South Carolina, please contact Paul W. Bradley today to learn more about our services or to schedule a consultation.