Divorce is a complicated process in South Carolina. If you need more information about your legal options or retaining me, here's how to get started.
First, call my office: (843) 242-7477
When you call, you'll be able to schedule an initial appointment with me (called a consultation). I charge a fee of $200 for that initial appointment. (If you'd like to know why, please read my blog post.)
What happens during the consultation?
During the consultation, you will tell me about your situation, and I'll explain the relevant law to you and answer any questions you have. Then, toward the end, we'll discuss what your options are and how I'll handle your case if you hire me. I will also quote a retainer for hiring me, based on the facts of your case and how you think you want to proceed.
The consultation is also your opportunity to decide whether I am the right lawyer for you. Divorce is often emotional, and you need a lawyer who you feel comfortable discussing frustrating, and sometimes even embarrassing, things with. Consider our initial appointment your chance to interview me for the job of representing you.
What information do you need to bring to our meeting?
It is usually helpful for you to come with a list of questions you'd like answered. This ensures that you walk away from the consultation with the information that's important to you.
It also helps for you to come prepared with general information about (1) your income, (2) your spouse's income, (3) all the assets you and your spouse have (houses, cars, boats, bank accounts, retirement accounts, etc.), and (4) your liabilities (mortgages, notes, etc.). This information is relevant for most cases and will help me provide you with more specific advice.
If you have children, we will also discuss them.
How should you feel at the end of the consultation?
My goal is for you to leave knowing more about divorce and your legal options than you did when you came in.