Dedicated Rock Hill Law Firm Aids Divorcing Clients
Committed attorneys counsel South Carolinians facing marriage dissolution
For some couples, the divorce process can often involve significant emotional and financial challenges. However, the seasoned family law attorneys at South Carolina’s Gillen & Pickelsimer, LLC can lessen the burden by assisting with property and debt division, child custody and many other divorce-related issues. Our Rock Hill-based law firm represents clients in York, Richland and Lancaster counties and the surrounding areas.
South Carolina firm helps clients understand the different grounds for divorce
Divorce can be filed on fault-based or no-fault grounds. In a fault-based divorce, you must prove to the family law court that your spouse did one or more of the following things:
- Committed adultery
- Was physically abusive
- Habitually drank or used drugs
- Abandoned you
In a no-fault divorce, you can simply cite irreconcilable differences that exist between the spouses without having to place blame or prove any wrongdoing, and you must have lived apart for at least one year. Our law firm can provide specific advice regarding grounds for filing based upon the facts in your case.
Knowledgeable legal team assists with various divorce proceedings
There are different types of divorce processes. In a contested or “traditional” divorce, the decisions related to the marriage breakup, such as how personal property, bank accounts, stocks and other assets will be divided are made by the court, but can also be settled through mediation or negotiation. The same goes for the division of martial debts. If children are involved, the court will encourage both parties to come up with an arrangement on their own before finalizing it, but if an agreement can’t be reached, child custody decisions will be made by the court. For some spouses, litigation through the courts may be the only option. However, there are other divorce processes that can be faster and less costly when couples are able to work together more amicably. In an uncontested divorce, couples agree on the terms between themselves and engage an attorney to file the final paperwork. A collaborative divorce is similar but involves the couple sharing information, working with each other and their attorneys as well as requesting the input of expert advisers, if need be, to reach an amicable resolution. We will advise you about the most advantageous process based upon your unique circumstances.
Determined advocates help clients who are pursuing or paying spousal support
If someone is to be awarded alimony — known as spousal support — when a marriage ends, it is typically determined based on several factors, including the length of the marriage, each party’s earning potential, work history, education levels, marital misconduct and other things. Depending upon all of these elements, the party seeking support may receive permanent payments that last until they remarry, one of the parties dies or the paying spouse successfully receives a modification based on changed financial circumstances. Additionally, temporary support may be ordered while the divorce is pending. We will answer your spousal support questions regarding receiving or paying alimony as well as modifying support orders.
Contact our experienced Rock Hill family lawyers for divorce assistance
Gillen & Pickelsimer, LLC in Rock Hill advises South Carolina clients in York, Richland and Lancaster counties and surrounding areas about the marriage dissolution process. To schedule a consultation, call our firm at 803-992-8180 or contact us online.