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Family law matters can be very personal and challenging cases that involve disputes over expensive assets and children.
If you have a family law case or are considering divorce or separation, you need knowledgeable legal help.
At Seaton Law Office, our attorney guides clients through their cases by using his over 20 years of family law experience.
Types of Family Law
Cases We Handle
A divorce filing is more than the end of a relationship and these disputes can evolve into fights over children, homes, vehicles and other marital properties. What you originally think would be an easy and simple process could turn into a messy and complicated ordeal that is more than you can handle on your own.
The attorney’s at Seaton Law Office can manage the complexities of your case and communicate with the opposing party on your behalf. We work to make the process as easy as possible so that you can focus on moving forward with your life in a positive direction.
We will fight for your best interests in the courtroom and in negotiations. Waiting to get legal counsel can cause problems with your case and prevent you from getting the best possible outcome.
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Four (4) Steps To Take
If You’re Considering a Divorce
Gather All Records
It is very important that your attorney has a good idea of the whole picture. Keeping your records together and organized is key to getting off on the right foot. Your attorney will analyze all the pertinent records and explain what they mean for your case.
2. Document Household Goods
A big part of a divorce proceeding is the distribution of shared assets. The first things you most likely think of when you hear “assets” are big things like houses and cars, but household goods are also shared assets. Make a record of what they all are so you are prepared when the time comes to make decisions.
3. Gather Proof of Income
Income is part of the spousal support and child support calculations. This information seems very personal, but it is necessary in making this important determination. Find the documents that show your proof of income and make sure you provide them to your attorney.
4. Monitor Your Behavior
Divorce proceedings are hard on all parties involved. They are emotionally charged and can bring out the worst in people. Try to watch your behavior and act in a civil manner. You don’t want to do something in the heat of the moment that you may end up later regretting. The judge will be making the final determination in your case, so don’t do something that will make you appear to be uncooperative or a troublemaker.
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Common Questions About
Family Law in SC
What is a “simple divorce?
A simple divorce typically refers to one in which there isn’t anything at issue, meaning there aren’t any arguments over the issues, such as the distribution of property.
In most cases there is at least something that still needs to be hammered out. If you share children you most likely do not have a simple divorce case on your hands.
How long does it take to get a divorce?
There isn’t a set amount of time that a divorce proceeding will take, but in most cases you will need to be patient.
The good news is that all Family Court cases must be resolved within 365 days of filing or it will be dismissed unless it is granted an extension.
If your case is for no-fault divorce there is a one-year separation period, but that doesn’t mean it will only take one year.
Do I have to have a lawyer to get a divorce?
No, but it certainly is a good idea, especially if you share children.
We can help you come up with a legal strategy and give you an idea of expected outcomes. Our staff helps clients calculate expected child support payments and determine who will most likely get custody of children.