Terence M. Hoffman, LLC | Attorney At Law

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You Can Turn To Me For Help In Your Divorce

While you can file for divorce on your own, the benefits of working with an experienced attorney are numerous. In addition to having a strong advocate and a solid supporter by your side, when you work with me at my firm, Terence M. Hoffman, LLC, I can help you avoid costly mistakes throughout the process. A divorce proceeding has many aspects and small details that someone unfamiliar with the process may not consider.

For over 15 years, I have represented clients in Summerville and throughout Dorchester County who are confronting family law matters that include divorce, child custody, visitation and post-judgment modification cases. If your divorce involves significant assets, property or children, dividing your estate and determining custody can become complicated. I can help you sort through it while ensuring that your needs and goals are addressed.

Making The Divorce Process Less Burdensome

No one expects that their marriage won’t last. When you are facing divorce, you need an experienced attorney by your side to fight tirelessly for your best interests. Even in a simple divorce, the process involves a lot of paperwork and steps to complete. As an experienced family law attorney, I will work with you to determine your goals and help make your divorce as smooth as possible.

I can help you with your divorce and related issues, including:

  • Contested and uncontested divorce
  • Military divorce
  • Alimony
  • Property, asset and debt division

In South Carolina, a contested divorce occurs when you and your spouse cannot agree on the essential terms of your divorce, such as property distribution and child custody. These divorces generally take longer and can involve a lengthy court battle.

An uncontested divorce, also called a simple divorce in South Carolina, occurs when you and your spouse agree to all terms. These divorces are typically faster and cheaper, as they do not require extensive negotiations. Even if your divorce is uncontested, working with an experienced attorney is important to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Helping You Fight For Your Children

A major point of contention in a divorce is child custody and support. As a parent, you want the best for your child. You want to see them happy, healthy and well-cared for. If you and your spouse are unable to agree on a custody and parenting plan, I can help you fight for your children in court, including custody cases, child support, visitation and relocation disputes.

In South Carolina, the court will always consider the child’s best interests as the first priority in any custody or visitation case. I will represent and advocate for your interests and what is best for your child. I can also help you develop and negotiate a visitation or parenting plan with your spouse in an uncontested divorce.

Post-Judgment Modifications: Reflecting Changed Circumstances In Your Divorce And Custody Agreements

Sometimes circumstances change after a divorce or custody decision. You may get a new job, have to move states or even get remarried. When this happens, I can help you with post-judgment matters, including modifications and enforcement, to ensure that the agreement reflects the new circumstances.

It is often necessary to obtain a court order to agree to changed terms in spousal and child support matters and modifications to child custody or visitation. Even when both parties agree to the new terms, getting a court order secures that agreement and prevents your former spouse from diverting from the new terms.

I Will Stand By Your Side

I understand what you are going through and how painful this process can be. You don’t have to go through it alone.

Contact me today at Terence M. Hoffman, LLC, to learn more about how I can help you and your family through this difficult time. Initial consultations are completely confidential. Call 843-919-7348 or email me directly to schedule an appointment.