Columbia Divorce Attorneys

Serving South Carolina for 40+ Years. Call (803) 470-0118.

Dissolving the marriage of two individuals facing divorce is never a simple task. Not only is it a separation of the physical lives of two individuals, but it also involves the separation of legal and property rights involved in the marriage.

Reasons to Choose Our Divorce Lawyers

  • Respected law firm founded in 1970
  • Attorneys selected for Best Lawyers® and Super Lawyers®
  • BBB accredited law offices
  • Proven team approach and personalized legal care

The decisions that you make during divorce will affect your children's lives and your future. Because divorce is one of the most complex and most emotional legal situations, you should be sure to obtain the knowledgeable representation of Finkel Law Firm LLC.

Grounds for Divorce in South Carolina

If you are pursuing divorce in the state of South Carolina, you will need to ensure that you meet the necessary grounds (reasons) for divorce. For a no-fault divorce, a couple will need to prove that they have been living separate and apart continuously for one full year without cohabitation.

Fault-based grounds for divorce in South Carolina include:

  • Adultery
  • Habitual drunkenness
  • Habitual drug use
  • Physical cruelty
  • Desertion for more than one year

The experienced team of Columbia attorneys can work together to help you through each step of the legal process, whether you are located in Charleston or elsewhere in South Carolina. They understand the difficulty that you face, and strive to provide the personalized representation you deserve.

Issues in Your Divorce - Call (803) 470-0118 for Legal Support

Divorce can involve extensive pleadings and hearings, which is why you must ensure that your personal interests are adequately represented. Resolving property division issues and spousal support issues often require the services offered by the firm.

If you have children with your current spouse, some of the issues you may need to address include:

  • Child support
  • Child custody
  • Alimony
  • Property division

In addition to divorce, the team of domestic lawyers at Finkel Law Firm LLC is equipped to help clients address other issues that arise in the Family Courts of South Carolina.

Post-Divorce Litigation

Divorce Lawyers in Columbia and Charleston, SCIn many cases, issues arise between people who have already been divorced. Once you are divorced you will have a court order and divorce decree often including a settlement agreement, outlining certain responsibilities you and your ex-husband or ex-wife must comply with.

If a person refuses to abide by the court order by not paying alimony or child support, for example, a family court attorney can file an action to seek enforcement of and compliance with your existing order or divorce decree as well as an award of attorney's fees.

Children of Unmarried Parents

A family court attorney can also help you with the issues of paternity, child custody, child support, past due child support, visitation, settlement agreements, or a modification of these issues if children are born to unmarried parents. The Family Court of the State of South Carolina has jurisdiction over any issues affecting the interests of the minor children living in this state.

Do not wait to ensure that you have the necessary information to confidently navigate your legal issues. Contact Finkel Law Firm LLC today to obtain a case evaluation.

Serving the people and businesses of South Carolina for over forty years.