People encountering family problems that force them to seek an attorney are dealing with tremendous stress and uncertainty. Our firm can work with you to help devise the best plan to resolve the legal issues which you and your family are facing.

General Information on Divorce: To obtain a divorce in South Carolina, one or both of the spouses must have grounds for the divorce. South Carolina recognizes five grounds for divorce: (1) adultery, (2) physical cruelty, (3) habitual abuse of drugs or alcohol, (4) abandonment, and (5) one year’s continuous separation (an action for Separate Support and Maintenance can also be filed prior to the parties having been separated for a calendar year).

Uncontested Divorce: If you and your spouse agree to the divorce and agree on how to share custody/visitation of any minor children, and how to divide all of the marital property and debt, an uncontested divorce can be a cost-effective and quicker way to obtain a divorce.

Military Divorce: Ms. Burkett has performed a number of military divorces during her career. She is familiar with the additional issues that arise due to the special nature of military divorces.

Child Custody and Visitation: Our firm works with you to figure out the best possible solution for your children during and after the divorce.   We acknowledge that there are special circumstances where grandparents, aunts, uncles, or another third party can be involved in a custody or visitation action. While the judge has the final say in custody and visitation, we are experienced in handling these complex matters.

Child Support: If set by the Court, child support is determined by both parents’ gross income, the custody situation, health care costs, daycare costs, and any special needs that the child(ren) require(s). If you feel that you are paying too much, have fallen behind on payments, or have had your circumstances change, then you may be eligible to seek an adjustment in your child support payments.

Spousal Support and Alimony: You or your spouse may be eligible for spousal support. The amount of support, or alimony, is determined by a number of factors including the length of your marriage, the standard of living you and your spouse have grown accustomed to, how the marital property is divided, the level of education you and your spouse have, and if one party is at fault for the divorce.

Equitable Division: Our firm will help you in determining an equitable division of marital assets and debts.

Contempt Actions: If your former spouse has failed to comply with a court order, we can assist you in seeking enforcement of the order through the court system.

Pre-Nuptial Agreements: For those individuals seeking protection of their assets prior to marriage, we can prepare a pre-nuptial agreement.

The information on this website is not legal advice and is intended for general information purposes only. You should consult an attorney for advice concerning your specific legal issue. You are welcome to contact our firm for a consultation. Please be aware that contacting our firm does not create an attorney-client relationship.