Myrtle Beach Family Law Attorney

Myrtle Beach Family Law Attorneys

With a depth of knowledge in financial issues facing older adults, we focus on family issues involving older adults and older couples.

Divorce

South Carolina recognizes fault-based and no-fault grounds for divorce. There is only one no-fault divorce and to qualify, the parties had to live separate and apart without cohabitation for over one year (As a general rule, the Courts will not qualify living in another room as a separate and apart).

South Carolina does not require a party to have an attorney for a divorce. However, it is best to have an attorney to help navigate you through the legal process to obtain a divorce. Your final divorce agreement/order is one of the most important documents of the process.  Having an attorney with experience in drafting such agreements can save you legal fees after your divorce is complete should one of the parties not comply with the final order.

Child Custody

A mother and father are joint natural guardians of their minor children and are equally responsible for the welfare, education and upbringing of the children. The mother and father have equal power, rights and duties and neither parent has any right that is paramount to the right of the other concerning the custody and or control of matters affecting the minor children.  Either parent, whether the custodial or noncustodial parent of the child has equal access and the same right to obtain all educational and medical records of their minor children.  Further, they have the right to participate in their children’s school activities unless prohibited by order of the court.  Under SC law, neither parent should forcibly take a child from the guardianship of the parent legally entitled to custody of that child.

The family attorneys at Morris Law represent many clients in a large list of cases including:

  • Adoptions
  • Adult Protection or Abuse and Neglect (Department Social Services)
  • Alimony
  • Child Abuse and Neglect (Department Social Services)
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Division Of Marital Property
  • Division Of Marital Property
  • Divorce
  • Juvenile Justice (Solicitor’s Office)
  • Legal Separation
  • Name Changes (child or adult)
  • Termination Of Parental Rights
  • Visitation Rights

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