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Divorce Cases: The Guidance You Need To Navigate The End Of A Marriage

Last updated on February 17, 2023

Divorce is more than just a legal process. It’s an untangling of two people’s lives in every way – physically, financially and emotionally. The divorce process can be challenging, and it involves numerous transitions.

From a legal perspective, navigating divorce is not something you should have to do alone. You deserve a competent advocate on your side to help you evaluate your options, protect your interests and help you move forward. Our divorce lawyers at Parker & Bain, LLC, can help you do that. We understand the many uncertainties you may be facing and the stress that can cause. Our goal is to provide guidance on every stage of the divorce process, keeping you informed and updated so that you know what’s going on and you know what to expect.

Unpacking The Divorce Process

Generally speaking, the divorce process may involve:

  • Filing the petition (or answer) in court
  • Gathering documents and information
  • Pursuing mediation or settlement discussions
  • Drafting a proposed agreement
  • Preparing for court hearings on unresolved issues
  • Presenting your case before a judge, if needed

Not every divorce case ends up in court. In many cases, we are able to help clients reach an agreement that addresses some or all of the issues in their divorce, which avoids the stress and expense of having a judge decide those matters.

Addressing All Details In The Divorce

As with other family law cases, there are many details to a divorce case. It’s easy to overlook them without skilled legal guidance.

Our attorneys can provide the diligent legal support you need regarding every aspect of the divorce case, including:

  • Property division
  • Alimony
  • Child custody
  • Child support

We are meticulous in ensuring that every detail gets addressed to avoid oversights or surprises.

How Long Does Divorce Take In South Carolina?

It won’t surprise you to know that we cannot guarantee any kind of timetable. It further won’t surprise you to know that the average timetable depends a great deal on what sort of divorce proceeding you have. Are the grounds themselves being contested? Are the issues of property division, alimony, custody, and visitation negotiated between the spouses or does a judge have to settle it?

In short, is the divorce contested or uncontested? The latter goes quicker. In South Carolina, depending on the circumstances, it could be as fast as ninety days. For contested divorces, it’s quite reasonable to expect the entire process to take at least a year.

Discuss Your Divorce Questions With A Member Of Our Team

We understand that you may have numerous questions about the divorce process, and we are here to answer them. To arrange a confidential consultation with one of our lawyers, please reach out to our team online or call us at (864) 489-8128 . We are conveniently located in Gaffney, South Carolina.