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If you are looking for a Charleston family lawyer, then Dell Family Law is prepared to meet all of your legal needs. The practice of family law requires a comprehensive approach to address the many issues affecting dissolution of marriage. Dell Family Law serves has family court lawyers in Charleston, SC, who serve clients in Charleston and the surrounding areas in the following practice areas:

Divorce and Separation Actions

When a marriage is ending, there is the necessity of filing a formal divorce with the Family Court that will address all assets and debts, spousal support, alimony, and any fault grounds for divorce. The Charleston family lawyers of Dell Family Law will work to ensure that your interests are protected, including those related to division of assets, responsibility for debts, and awards of alimony, and then ensure that the final divorce decree is entered by the Court.

Care and Custody of Children

One of the most sensitive issues in Family Court are the details affecting children, including provisions related to child custody, visitation, and support amounts. A clear court order about your children helps reduce future conflicts and can address future changes that could negatively affect their best interests.

Establishing Paternity

In some cases, it is necessary to establish paternity of a child. There are clear means and tests available to make sure that parental identity and responsibility are legally assigned and enforced.

Dell Family Law can represent you as your family law attorney regardless of your situation. We will use our experience with the Family Courts of South Carolina to make your legal process as smooth as possible for your entire family. Please contact us for a consultation to discuss how we can serve you.

Marital Agreements

There are several types of marital agreements available to couples who are beginning or ending a marriage. Each is unique and has specific legal requirements to be valid and enforceable, and include:

Pre-Marital Agreements: These agreements are drafted prior to a couple getting married, and are often used to define division of assets should they later divorce.

Marital Settlements: When a couple agrees to a divorce and on all terms related to their divorce, then their agreement can be written and signed, and then approved by a judge without the need for a trial.

Post-Nuptial Agreements: After a couple gets married, they may decide to plan for the possibility of a future divorce by outlining their agreement on property and children’s issues. This is especially true when the couple has decided to reconcile after separating for a period of time.


Parties in all South Carolina Family Court cases must participate in at least three (3) hours of mandatory mediation before proceeding to trial. Additionally, some court orders include a requirement to attend mediation before filling an action to modify child custody or support.

Trials & Appeals of Family Court Cases

It’s well-known that most cases in Family Court settle, but when your case is going to trial, you need to trust your family lawyer’s skills in the courtroom. Dell Family Law can represent you during a Family Court trial and, if necessary, our Managing Attorney, Megan Dell, can pursue or defend an appeal.