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Some divorces start more amicably than others. The process may not seem contentious initially, but if something goes wrong, having legal support available can help when tempers begin to flare. One of the best ways to protect yourself and guarantee a straightforward divorce is to retain legal counsel as soon as possible. Though it’s never an easy process, and every scenario is unique, we have extensive experience in this area. If you need a divorce lawyer near Clemson, look no further than Steele Family Law, LLC.

Divorce Facts in Clemson, SC

Marriage rates in South Carolina in 2020 were 5.7 per 1,000, ranking 19th in the country. Clemson ranks number 53 in the list of cities in South Carolina with the highest divorce rates, with 3% of marriages ending in divorce. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, this is higher than the state average, which is 2.5%. Before visiting our offices, start thinking about the grounds for divorce. You can proceed under two types of divorce proceedings in South Carolina: no-fault and at-fault divorce. The two parties must have lived apart for at least a year before filing for a no-fault divorce. Adultery, physical abuse, abandonment, and chronic intoxication, including drug use, are the grounds for an at-fault divorce. Even if none of these grounds apply to you, there is still a residency requirement to file for divorce in South Carolina. You or your spouse must have lived in South Carolina for at least a year before filing for a legal separation, or both of you must have lived there for at least three months. Keeping track of these requirements can be tedious, so retaining a SC divorce attorney is ideal.

SC Divorce Lawyers Helping You Navigate Child Custody Matters

Divorce matters also tend to have accompanying child custody arrangements. Do you know which parent is better suited to have legal custody and who ideally should have physical custody? These are not the same. Legal and physical custody are included under the term “child custody.” As the name suggests, physical custody refers to the parent responsible for the child’s day-to-day care and physical control. The child would reside with this parent. Depending on the circumstances, this could be either or both parents.

Legal custody is the term used to describe which parent has the authority to make decisions that legally affect the child. This is often divided into several categories: religion, education, health, and extracurricular activities. These can either be divided between the two parents or left entirely in the hands of one parent. If your divorce involves contentious child custody battles, our attorney at Steele Family Law will be there to protect your parental rights.

Divorce Resources in Clemson, SC

Anderson County Family Court

100 S. Main St.
Anderson, SC 29624

Pickens County Family Court

214 E. Main St.
Pickens, SC 29671

Our Location

212 N. Main St.
Anderson, SC 29621

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At Steele Family Law, our team knows how to handle delicate family situations in a way that is both efficient and respectful.

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The Process

Success for you and your family will be different. We want to serve you with care specific to what you need. That begins with knowing the beginning and desired outcomes. This allows us to navigate the journey – so you do not have to.

1. Get Prepared

Talk to the intake team to get ready to get together. Gather your documents and pertinent information. We are looking forward to meeting you!

2. Share Your Life

No matter the legal matter, we want to know about you and how we can help support you and your family.

3. Chart A Course

After our discussion, we will collaborate with you for a direction to strategically navigate your circumstance and move you toward your goals.

4. Advocate For You

Your family is our business and your best interest is our concern during this time where we find the best outcomes for you and your family through mediation or family litigation (sometimes both).

5. Turn The Page

Even after your Family Law matter is resolved, we are here as a member of the community and asset whenever you need us in the next chapter of your journey.

You Choose How Things Get Better

Anxiety-Fueling Fear About What’s Next OR Clarity and Peace Through The Process

Angry Arguments About Parental Time OR Happy and Healthy Co Parenting

Fighting, Feuding, and Bitterness OR Moving On and Getting Better

Trapped, Caught, and Afraid OR Confident, Cared For, Supported

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