Divorce lawyer

Summerville · Moncks Corner · Goose Creek · Charleston

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If You are Considering Divorce


The divorce attorneys at Templeton Mims & Ward are here to answer your questions and will be at your side throughout the process.

We understand that this may be one of the most difficult times in your life, and that divorce is a painful and sometimes overwhelming experience. It can also be complex. Depending on your circumstances, protecting your rights, your children, and your financial future may include resolving issues like:

  • Alimony,
  • Child custody,
  • Child support,
  • Division of marital assets, and
  • Obtaining a restraining order for your protection.

Your attorney at Templeton Mims & Ward has the knowledge, experience, tenacity, and compassion that you need to help you through this difficult process.


The Divorce Attorneys
at Templeton Mims & Ward can help.

Whether you qualify for a no-fault, uncontested divorce, or you have significant assets and children that must be protected, we understand that every client has different circumstances and different needs.

Whenever possible, we work towards a peaceful resolution for our clients, negotiating to protect our client’s interests and minimizing the costs associated with a complex trial. On the other hand, we know from experience that this is not always possible.

The divorce attorneys at Templeton Mims & Ward are also prepared to do whatever it takes when necessary, doing everything that is legally and ethically in our power to help you achieve your goals and to protect you and your children.

People Turn To Us When

Clients turn to the divorce lawyers at Templeton, Mims, and Ward when they want determined representation by divorce attorneys with the highest ethical standards and who know the family courts, procedures, and divorce law in SC, including when they:

  • Need a low-stress, no-fault divorce where the parties have already agreed to terms,
  • Are facing a tough fight over marital assets,
  • Are facing complex questions over child custody, child support, or alimony,
  • Have complex legal issues that could affect the terms of their divorce decree, or
  • Are divorcing a difficult spouse who is abusive or uncooperative.

If you are considering separation or divorce, have questions about what you need to do to protect yourself and your children, or need assistance with custody, visitation, child support, adoption, or divorce proceedings, give us a call at 843-285-5090 to schedule a consultation and find out how we can help.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I’m getting a divorce. Do I need an attorney?
No, you aren’t required to have one. If children or marital assets are not involved then you don’t technically have to have a lawyer. However, retaining a family lawyer for even the most simple divorce comes with peace of mind and the benefit of not having to figure out what steps you need to take on your own. Not to mention, by hiring a divorce attorney, you’ll avoid any unforeseen blind spots which contributes to peace of mind.
In cases that do involve children or marital assets, having an attorney is always a good idea. These issues complicate a divorce case. You need someone who has experience navigating the situation and can help prepare you for what is to come.
There are five (5) grounds for divorce in South Carolina. They are:
  • Adultery
  • Habitual drunkenness or drug abuse
  • Physical cruelty
  • Desertion
  • No-fault divorce which requires one year’s separation
Are divorce records public?
Yes! All court files, motions, pleadings and any orders of the court along with the final decree are public record. Essentially, anyone who’s interested can access these documents.
What is an uncontested divorce?
An uncontested divorce in South Carolina is when the divorcing couple can agree on everything, such as custody, child support, finances and property.
What is mediation in divorce, and how does it work?
Mediation with respect to divorce is when you and your spouse hire a neutral third party–called a mediator–to meet with you to discuss and resolve divorce issues. Mediation can be less stressful and less expensive than a divorce trial and required prior to any trial.

Ready To Speak With An Attorney?

Let’s discuss the details of your case and see if we can help.