Divorce Lawyer – Summerville, SC

Handling fault, no-fault divorces and more.

It’s difficult to know where to turn when you’re faced with divorce.

If you are facing the possibility of divorce, you may feel scared, lost, and confused.

And if you share children with your spouse it makes the situation all the more stressful.

While this may be a very difficult time in your life, a lawyer who practices divorce law can bring you clarity and peace of mind.

You may be asking yourself questions like …

  • Will it affect our divorce that my spouse is having an affair?
  • What happens to our debt if we divorce?
  • How long will it take to get a divorce?
  • Am I entitled to alimony payments?

… and so much more.

The most important thing to remember is that you don’t have to be alone through this process. It can be tiring, stressful, and frustrating. Let me stand by you and help you through it.

Do You Need a South Carolina Divorce Lawyer?

If you are wondering why you even need an attorney to handle your divorce case, know this — family law is complex and learned over a period of time. That’s why it is said that it’s called the practice of law.

Is it possible to navigate the court system on your own?

Do you have to have a divorce attorney?

Yes, it is possible to get a South Carolina divorce without using a divorce attorney, but you probably wouldn’t want to. As mentioned above, divorce law is complicated and the smallest detail can turn a case. That’s why it’s a good idea to choose an attorney who frequently handles divorce cases to represent you.

Divorce cases can also be very emotionally difficult to handle. You don’t want to add the stress of navigating the court system and learning divorce law on top of the increased stress you are already experiencing.

Let a divorce attorney who is experienced in handling family law cases guide you through this process and represent your best interests and concerns.

Are there different types of divorce in South Carolina?

There are two main types of divorce in SC — no-fault divorce and fault divorce.

In a Fault Divorce you and your spouse agree on the terms of the divorce — you aren’t blaming the divorce on one party or the other. This type of divorce does require a 1 year period of separation.

Fault divorce is based upon a particular “fault ground,” or reason that caused the divorce.

The 4 fault grounds of divorce in SC are:

  1. Adultery – one spouse alleges that the other is cheating on them
  2. Physical cruelty – one spouse alleges that the other has physically harmed them, creating a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury
  3. Habitual drunkenness – one spouse alleges that the other has an alcohol or drug problem which led to the dissolution of the marriage
  4. Desertion – one spouse alleges that the other has abandoned them, being separated for at least one year, and there is no intention to live together again

People Turn To Me When …

Divorce cases are complicated and turn on every single detail — they are not all alike. Every case has its own set of facts and circumstances. Every client has their own end goal in mind. Maybe your goal is to have an amicable divorce. Maybe your goal is to prove to the court that your spouse is at fault. We can discuss the circumstances of your situation and go from there.

Here are a few examples of why people may turn to me:

  • They just found out their spouse is cheating on them and want to move towards separation.
  • They are separated and interested in maintenance payments while the divorce is pending.
  • They are contemplating divorce, but want to know how the assets may be divided first.
  • They have already reached an agreement with their spouse, but need an attorney to help finalize the divorce.

“Mrs. Pirtle is a very capable lawyer that I recommend without reservations. She handled my divorce case promptly, sincerely with my best interest in her thoughts. She was readily available at all times, answered my questions and advised me throughout the proceedings. I will use her again as she got results that I was looking for. Thanks.”

— Lynn Loy, Client – 12/13/2017

What should you do next?

For some people, the hardest part is knowing where to start. With so many Summerville divorce lawyers out there it can be a challenge finding the one who’s right for you.

I encourage you to check out my testimonials, read my Google reviews and then decide if you think we should take the next steps.

If you are ready to take the next step, please call 843-970-2929 or click here to send me an email.

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