WHAT TO EXPECT

INITIAL CONSULTATION

30 minutes – $50
60 minutes – $100

You will be provided with thorough and frank advice, enabling you to make informed decisions about how to resolve the challenging and complex issues related to the end of a marriage or relationship breakdown. If children are involved, I will advise you as to your rights and obligations in the areas of child custody, support and access. You will be provided with honest assessments about the costs and benefits of the various options available to you in litigation, negotiation, or various alternative dispute resolution processes.

WHEN RETAINED

When retained, I will immediately relieve you from having to manage the legal issues on your own in the following ways:

  • Answering your questions
  • Preparing you for negotiations and hearings
  • Taking over all key communications
  • Taking immediate action to protect your interest
  • Preserving essential timelines
  • Asserting the your critical rights, and
  • Taking action to positively shape the course and strength of the legal case

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PRACTICE AREAS

Divorce

There are five grounds for divorce in South Carolina: one no-fault ground and four fault grounds, which are adultery, physical cruelty, habitual drunkenness and desertion.

Paternity

You can ask for an Order of Protection in Family Court when you need a restraining order quickly and don’t yet have a lawyer.

Separation

If you don’t have grounds for divorce, but don’t want to remain in your marriage, you can file for a separate support and maintenance case that allows you to seek custody of children

Visitation Rights

If children are involved, I will advise you as to your rights and obligations in the areas of child custody, support and access.

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Child Custody

Divorce cases can also include other issues arising out of the marriage such as custody of children, child support, visitation, division of marital assets and debts, and alimony.

Child Support

Divorce cases can also include other issues arising out of the marriage such as custody of children, child support, visitation.

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Cheryl A. Truesdale, Attorney at Law

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