Beaufort Divorce Attorneys

Getting a Divorce in South Carolina

A divorce is disruptive to your life, your finances and your relationships with your children. At the law firm of Harvey & Battey, P.A., in Beaufort, South Carolina, you can rest assured that your concerns will be handled with personal care and in the strictest confidence.

Grounds for Divorce in South Carolina

South Carolina law requires specific grounds for divorce. While no-fault is available as one of the grounds, it requires a full year of separation before you can be divorced. Other grounds for divorce include adultery, habitual drunkenness, desertion or physical cruelty.

Resolving Divorce Issues

Our lawyers will guide you through each of the issues that need to be resolved as a part of your separation and divorce, including:

  • Protection of your separate property rights
  • Determining what is marital property and helping you achieve an equitable division
  • Determining whether you will receive (or have to pay) alimony
  • Negotiating a workable child custody and visitation arrangement
  • Determining child support

We will work as civilly as possible with your spouse's lawyer to reach a reasonable settlement. It's an advantage to reach a settlement in a divorce case, especially when children are involved. It is our philosophy that two parents can reach a better decision than the family court can. However, when settlement is not possible, our attorneys are prepared to take your case to court.

Family Court

Our attorneys handle various types of cases in family courts throughout the Lowcountry, including cases involving the following issues:

  • Divorce
  • Property division
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Alimony
  • Adoption
  • Visitation
  • Paternity

Agreements

Our lawyers can assist you with the preparation of marital agreements, including the following:

  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Separation agreements

We often work with active duty service members and their spouses.

Child custody and support modifications: Circumstances may change in the years after your divorce. If you need to change child support, child custody or visitation after your divorce, our lawyers will be there to help you.

For more information

For more information or to discuss your family law case with a lawyer at Harvey & Battey, call 843-524-3109 or contact us online.

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