Separation Attorneys serving Spartanburg & Greenville, SC
If there are no-fault grounds for a divorce and you are contemplating separation, or the one-year time frame has not elapsed for divorce, a person may seek an order of separate maintenance and support in Family Court. This order can resolve many issues in a marriage, including spousal support, division of property, child custody, visitation and child support.
There are many reasons why one would want to obtain such an order. The legal team at Harrison, White, Smith & Coggins, P.C., will listen to your reasons and help you to determine if this is the right legal option for you. If so, we can discreetly and efficiently guide you through the necessary steps.
We serve clients throughout Spartanburg, Greenville and surrounding areas in Upstate South Carolina. Contact us today to arrange for a confidential consultation about your case.
Why Seek Separate Maintenance and Support in South Carolina
A family law attorney’s role, above all, is to understand his or her clients. At our firm, we will take the time to listen to your reasons for seeking a “legal separation” and craft a strategy for meeting your goals. For instance, separation may be right for you as:
- An alternative to divorce – You may not want to obtain a divorce for religious or financial reasons, or you may want to try to “make the marriage work” for the sake of you, your spouse and your children.
- A first step in obtaining a divorce – You may seek protection of your finances and your children while going through the one-year separation period that is required in order to obtain a “no-fault” South Carolina divorce.
With a strong grasp of your short- and long-term objectives, your attorney will be able to devise and execute a strategy that best meets those objectives. This becomes important because as opposed to a divorce decree, you will not be free to remarry or date with an order for separate maintenance and support.
Obtaining a South Carolina Separate Maintenance and Support Order
Pursuing an order of separate maintenance and support is similar to the divorce process. Please see our Divorce section for more information.
Contact Our Upstate South Carolina Separation Attorneys
There is much at stake for you and your family when you decide to seek an order of separate maintenance and support in South Carolina. The family law attorneys of Harrison, White, Smith & Coggins, P.C., will give your case the close, personalized attention it deserves and work hard to protect your rights and interests. Contact us today to learn more.
Sources / More Information
- Title 20, Domestic Relations (Chapter 3, Divorce), South Carolina Legislature