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Family Law

Charleston Divorce Attorney

To take some of the risk out of a divorce, it is wise to try to settle disputes out of court. A judge's decision may be different from any decision you would make. At The Hawkins Law Firm, P.A., we represent South Carolina residents going through a divorce.

There are times, however, when the other side is not interested in settlement. If that is your case, we are always ready to take a case to trial, and we prepare all of our cases for that possibility. We have successfully litigated many a family law issue in our more than 15 years of practice.

Charleston divorce lawyer Ed Hawkins has represented people living in Charleston County, Berkeley County and Dorchester County. Some of the family law issues The Hawkins Law Firm, P.A. handles include:

Divorce

To save the time and the extra expense of litigation, lawyer G. Edward Hawkins, III works to negotiate divorce agreements. We will sit down and determine what you think would be an appropriate result, in terms of marital asset distribution, spousal support agreements, and more. These agreements examine things like the value of your home, the length of your marriage, reasons for the divorce, pension plans, and investment property. We then determine an appropriate strategy to attain your goals.

Child Custody and Support Handled by a Skilled Summerville Child Support Lawyer

Under South Carolina law, child support and custody are determined under statutory guidelines and the best interest of the child standard. Our Summerville child support attorney will work to obtain a proper result concerning your custody and visitation issues. By examining your child's needs and each person's ability to pay, we will argue for an appropriate award of child support.

Adoptions and Paternity

Adoptions are complex and we have represented many clients with adoptions; during the process it may be necessary to terminate one parent's rights before the adoption may go forward. No matter what the circumstances, we can help. We also represent people seeking a paternity adjudication.

To learn more about divorce, child custody, paternity, or adoption, call The Hawkins Law Firm, P.A.. at (843) 628-2755 or contact us online.