When Facing Tough Times… You Need Someone You Can Trust
If you are considering divorce, the attorneys at TMW Law 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:
- Child custody
- Child support
- Division of marital assets
- Obtaining a restraining order for your protection
The lawyers at TMW Law have the knowledge, experience, tenacity, and compassion you need to help you through this difficult process.
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 Summerville divorce attorneys at TMW Law 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.
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When to Contact Us
Reach out now if you:
- 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 your divorce decree
- Are divorcing a difficult spouse who is abusive or uncooperative
- Meet with you to learn about your situation and find out what your goals are in your case
- Investigate your case to gather the evidence and testimony you will need to prove fault-based grounds for divorce, when appropriate
- Investigate your case to find the evidence you will need to persuade the court that child support should be ordered, your spouse should pay alimony, you are entitled to certain marital assets, or you should have custody of the children
- File any required pleadings or motions with the court
- Negotiate with the child’s other parent or their attorney to reach an agreement as to the terms of your divorce
- Try your case in front of a family court judge and ask the court to order relief when an agreement cannot be reached
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 need to have a lawyer. However, retaining a family lawyer for even the simplest 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 an attorney, you’ll avoid any unforeseen blind spots.
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 grounds for divorce in South Carolina. They are:
- Habitual drunkenness or drug abuse
- Physical cruelty
- No-fault divorce, which requires one year of separation
Are Divorce Records Public?
Yes! All court files, motions, pleadings, and 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, & 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 could be required prior to a trial.
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