FAMILY LAW

FAMILY LAW 

Family law can sometimes feel like you are in shark infested waters. If you need help navigating dangerous waters, you’re in the right place. Don’t worry. We’ve got this. At Klok Law, we’ve been through it all and we know what to do. Whether it is divorce, child custody, support payments or paternity.

 

The best way to solve your problems is to ask for help. Call or book online for a consultation. Your initial consult will give you a game plan! You can either go forward with our help, or do it yourself. Here is information to help you understand family law issues.

DIVORCE

Divorce is horrendous! Don’t go it alone. It is life changing and we want you to end up healthier, happier and stronger than when you started this journey. When it is time to get out Klok Law can help.

 

When going through a divorce or separation, many people find the process difficult. Life will no longer be the same. There are so many different emotions and affect every person in a different way. Just a few are guilt, shame, fear, anxiety, anger, revenge, and regret. To top it off most are overwhelmed. The legal process can be scary and tough to handle. The filing clerks can’t give you legal advice and you try to muddle through the process. We have information to help you dig in and find out more. Klok Law is your South Carolina divorce attorney. Check out our free resources.

Here is just a peak!

 

 

If you need help, call or book an appointment online with us.

CHILD CUSTODY

Get help figuring out a child custody arrangement that works.

 

Visit our learning center where you will have access to information on several topics:

DIVIDING PROPERTY
CHILD SUPPORT
ALIMONY/SPOUSAL SUPPORT

Will you be the one writing checks every month or will your ex be making the payments?

 

ENFORCEMENT

Find out what to do when your final order should be the last word, but isn’t.

 

MODIFICATION
PATERNITY

Who gets the kids if the parents are not married?

 

FAST FACTS

 

In South Carolina, a father has no legal rights until paternity is established. You can establish paternity by a voluntary acknowledgement of paternity signed by the mother and father.

 

Paternity is automatically established if a child is born during a marriage. If the husband is not the father, then the father will need to take active steps to establish paternity.

 

Once paternity is established, it does not automatically give the father custody or visitation rights to a child born out of wedlock.

PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS

How do you know if you need a prenup and why would you even want one? A prenup is an agreement into before marriage that helps prevent future issues.

 

If you have prenup and decide to divorce your spouse, many issues that could have been brought up in court are already resolved. It is a personal decision on whether or not to have a prenup. Most prenups happen when there is substantial money at stake.

JUVENILE JUSTICE

Has your child been accused of committing a crime? Children taken into policy custody are treated differently than adults. In South Carolina, children are minors if they are less than seventeen years old. Otherwise, they are treated as adults. Children are not “arrested” but taken into policy custody. There are certain offenses that can only be committed by a child and these are called status offenses. Status offenses include:

 

  • Running away from home
  • Incorrigibility (beyond parents’ control)
  • Truancy (skipping school)
  • Playing or loitering in a pool hall (billiard room)
  • Playing a pinball machine (not like the arcade, but an old gambling machine)
  • Gaining admission to a theater by false identification
ADOPTION

Adoption is a amazing way to provide a child in need with a forever family.

 

CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Domestic violence is a serious issue affecting millions of Americans each year. Evidence of domestic violence impacts divorce and child custody in South Carolina.  If you have been accused of domestic violence, or are a victim, Klok Law is here to help you through this difficult time.