• “When we needed help, they were there.”
    - Tom
  • “Attorney Shaw is very compassionate. She and her staff helped me through a very difficult time.”
    - Divorce Client
  • “Heather walked us through the entire process, kept us informed while maintaining our comfort level.”
    - Vinnie
  • “Ms. Shaw was very professional but at the same time, she was personable!”
    - Missy
  • “I got everything I wanted and more at an affordable cost.”
    - Child Custody Client
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  • What services do you provide?
    We help clients across Charleston County, Berkeley County, Dorchester County, the Charleston area, Charleston Naval Base, Mount Pleasant, Summerville, Moncks Corner, Goose Creek, and surrounding communities with a variety of family law and divorce matters.
  • My spouse and I are considering separation. Do we need a lawyer?
    Yes! A knowledgeable divorce attorney can help you understand your rights and obligations which will be incredibly important for your family.
  • I'm in the military and am filing for divorce. Can you help me?
    Yes! We have experience helping our service members through divorce. Many typical family issues are more complex if you are serving in the military. We can assist you when dealing with separation of military retirement pay, spousal support, child support, child visitation, custody, and more. If you or your spouse has served in the armed forces, don't hesitate to contact us to schedule an initial consultation
  • Are the court orders set in stone or can they adjust to changing living situations?
    Orders relating to property division are final and not modifiable. However, child custody and support can always be modified as circumstances affecting the welfare of the children change. Alimony is usually modifiable as well, however the terms of the original divorce decree may limit modifications to alimony. Each case is different and requires a careful reading of the original order and an understanding of current law.
  • What does the court consider when determining custdy?

     Custody battles are perhaps the most complex because there is so much as stake. The courts consider anything that might be relevant to the children’s needs including who the primary caregiver has been throughout the marriage, any special needs the child may have and the fitness of each of the parents. Ultimately, the court will rule in favor of what they believe to be the in the best interests of the child.

    The court may consider a child’s preference in parent in making a custody determination but ultimately the decision lies with the court. The older and more mature the child, the more likely that their wishes will carry weight with the court.

  • What factors go into alimony?
    The court considers many factors when determining alimony, including the income of the spouses, the length of marriage, fault grounds for divorce, and ages and health of the parties. Each case is different, and it is the aim of Shaw Law Firm, LLC to see to it that you are given an agreement that is fair and in line with your best interests.

 


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