Dedicated Representation in Divorce & Separation in Lexington and Surrounding Areas
Going through divorce or separation is never easy. It can take a toll not only on you but on your family as well. However, it doesn’t necessarily have to be this way; with help from the right representation, it is entirely possible for divorce or separation to result in an amicable agreement that benefits both you and your children and allows you to feel safe.
At Jewitte Dooley Law, we understand the importance of working one-on-one with our clients and providing them with the best guidance for their particular case. We have a passion for serving families and ensuring that they make it through the separation or divorce process as painlessly as possible. We work with families in all areas of family law—divorce, separation, child custody, visitation, child support, adoption, asset division, alimony, paternity issues, and others. We have the skills to ensure that you are taken care of and do not have to worry about the financial and emotional aspects of your divorce.
South Carolina Law
In the state of South Carolina, you can file for a divorce based one of the following grounds: adultery, desertion or separate living (without cohabitation) for one year, physical cruelty, or habitual drunkenness. In South Carolina, you can also file an action for separate support and maintenance if you do not have grounds for divorce.
Our practice areas include but are not limited to:
Adoption: Any South Carolina resident may petition the court to adopt a child;
Child custody & support: South Carolina requires the family court to determine the “best interest of the child” in granting child custody.
Divorce: South Carolina requires a grounds for divorce or husband and wife cannot have cohabitated together for a year prior;
Paternity: An unwed father may petition the court for visitation rights or custody if paternity has been acknowledged.
Property & asset division: In South Carolina, marital property is divided abides by equitable apportionment.
Relocation: The courts look at various factors in deciding whether to allow a custodial parent to relocate with their child; and
Separation: While South Carolina does not technically recognize legal separation, it does allow for someone to file for an action for Separate Support and Maintenance.
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Jewitte Dooley offers representation in Lexington, South Carolina and surrounding areas. Whatever the situation, we will help you find a resolution. To find out more about how we can help you, contact us today for a consultation..