Domestic Law

Lexington Family Law, Divorce Lawyers, Adoption Attorneys


domestic lawDomestic law encompasses issues and disputes that arise in and typically involve families, and includes matters running the emotional gamut from the joy and happiness of the adoption of a child, to the confusion and despair of the dissolution of a marriage. Lexington family law matters in South Carolina are decided by Family Court Judges, who decide the various cases tried before them without juries, although Alternative Dispute Resolution measures are encouraged to promote settlement of disputes, and cases frequently do resolve with the parties agreeing between themselves as to how to share the custody and visitation of the children of their marriage, how to equitably distribute the marital property and apportion the marital debt, and how, and in what amounts, spousal or child support is to be paid. The road to resolution of a family court issue—either through settlement or trial—is strewn with emotional, financial, and procedural pitfalls, and most family court litigants require an experienced guide to lead them through the difficulties inherent in the process.


Other matters that may arise after divorce are change of custody of the minor children of the marriage, change of visitation, child support increases or decreases, and a variety of different matters that can occasionally arise. Questions that frequently arise are:

How do I get started with a separation?
Will I be able to support myself after divorce when my spouse was the primary income earner?
How do I protect myself in divorce proceedings?
How do I gain sole custody of my children?
What does Joint Custody actually mean?
What should be included in a prenuptial agreement and how do I write one?
What are the pitfalls considering adoption?
What is the difference between a domestic and international adoption?

John McCauley and his professional staff at the Davis Frawley, LLC have the requisite experience and knowledge to answer any questions you may have with regard to your family court issue, explore and explain what options are available to you, and zealously represent your interests in any family court dispute, leading you through the difficult times to an ultimate resolution that you and your family can live with after dissolution of your marriage. If you need assistance in marriage, divorce, equitable distribution, alimony, child custody and visitation, child support, adoption, or post decree litigation, then give us a call or email us today for a consultation.

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