Attorney Van Myers of Trimnal & Myers, LLC explains how a divorce lawyer can help during the separation agreement period.
You enter into a marriage with the intention of it lasting forever. But there are all sorts of elements that can disrupt the lasting union of two people, from wanting different things to mistreatment, adultery, parenting issues, and more. At the law firm of Trimnal & Myers, LLC, our experienced and caring Lancaster divorce attorneys help our clients by representing their best interests during the divorce process. We understand that separating is a big life change, and we promise to do all we can to make sure these tough legal issues are handled in a simplified and responsible way.
Before you can obtain a divorce in South Carolina, you must have been living separate and apart for a period of one year, unless a spouse is able to establish a fault based ground for divorce, such as physical abuse, alcohol or drug abuse, or adultery. However, all issues relating to the marriage including property division, alimony, custody, and child support can be permanently decided through litigation or agreement before the divorce is granted.
In South Carolina, divorce may be granted on these grounds:
Almost all divorces involve the division of marital property. Assets such as real estate, retirement accounts, family businesses, and personal property must be equitably apportioned between the parties. Debts such as student loans and credit cards must also be properly allocated. We will work with you to help determine the asset division that best meets your needs.
Our goal when representing a client in a divorce is to make sure that your assets are properly protected. You should not stand to lose what you have worked for your whole life, and a skilled divorce lawyer can make sure you keep what is rightfully yours. It is not easy to be put into a position of opposition with your spouse, but these differences of opinion can be resolved with experienced legal guidance and effective communication. We will work with your spouse’s attorney to reach a fair resolution, or represent your rights and best interests in court.
We represent clients in contested and uncontested divorce cases in Fort Mill, Lancaster, or surrounding areas in South Carolina. After a thorough review and evaluation of your assets, including your residence, business investments, debts, and personal property, we will work with you to determine the asset division that best meets your needs. We can handle your divorce from the preparation needed before filing an action for divorce to trying your case before a family court judge, if necessary.
In addition to division of property, we can assist you with the tough decisions regarding your children, including custody issues, visitation rights, alimony, and child support. Your divorce attorney will draft custody agreements that explain in very specific terms how your children will be cared for and the roles of each parent. In situations where you and your former partner cannot come to a mutual agreement, we are experienced in representing clients in courtroom litigation.
If you want to file for divorce in Fort Mill, Lancaster, or a surrounding area of South Carolina, or you need to protect yourself after your spouse has filed, please contact Trimnal & Myers. Our skilled divorce attorneys will work to get you the best divorce settlement possible while delivering a high level of personal service and focused attention.