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Best Family Law Attorneys in South Carolina

Lawyer Legion created this list of the top picks in 2024 for the best family law attorneys in South Carolina To rank the top family lawyers and other lawyers in South Carolina, we used both objective and subjective criteria.

The top family law attorneys were selected based on their career accomplishments, success in high-profile cases, professional involvement, community leadership, and board certifications.

This list represents a sample of some of the most highly accomplished family lawyers currently practicing in South Carolina. When reviewing this list, please be aware of each of the following:

  • Lawyers cannot pay to be included in this list.
  • Only lawyers who are active on Lawyer Legion were selected.
  • No online directory can accurately determine a statewide list of attorneys who are actually “the best” at practicing family law (but our list comes close).
Lauren Taylor
Family Lawyer
Mount Pleasant, SC
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Heather Shaw
Family Law and Divorce Lawyer
Mount Pleasant, SC
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Kathy Dailey Hubbard
Family Law and Divorce Mediation Lawyer
Charleston, SC
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Paul W Bradley
Family Law and Bankruptcy Lawyer
Charleston, SC
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Anthony Lamantia
Child Custody / Visitation Lawyer
Charleston, SC
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Bart Bartlett Jr
Family Law and Real Estate Lawyer
Elgin, SC
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Howell V Bellamy Jr
Family Law and Personal Injury Lawyer
Myrtle Beach, SC
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David M. Smith
Family Law and DUI / DWI Lawyer
Florence, SC
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Brian McCoy
Family Law and Divorce Lawyer
Rock Hill, SC
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Govan T. Myers
Family Lawyer
Lancaster, SC
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South Carolina Family Law Legal Resources

Family Law Bar Associations and Legal Organizations

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) - The AAML is a national organization of highly-skilled negotiators and litigators who represent individuals in family law cases throughout the United States. The Academy's members are known as "Fellows" and have demonstrated a high degree of professionalism, excellence, knowledge and integrity in the practice of family law. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers has over 1650 fellows across all 50 U.S. states.
American College of Family Trial Lawyers (ACFTL) - The ACFTL is an invitation-only, elite organization of 100 of the most skilled family trial lawyers in the United States. Known as diplomates, members who have been accepted into this organization have demonstrated significant litigation skills in complex family law cases. The American College of Family Trial Lawyers has received national recognition through its diplomates handling of well-publicized cases and cutting edge issues in family law.
International Academy of Family Lawyers - The International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) is a non-profit organization that serves family lawyers in the United States and across the world.

Specialty Certifications in Family Law

Family Trial Law - The NBTA certifies lawyers in family trial law. This specialty area of law involves litigation in family law cases, such as divorce, separation, child custody or paternity actions. Attorneys can earn board certification as specialists in family law trials.

South Carolina Government and Court Resources

South Carolina Attorney General's Office

South Carolina Attorney General's Office - The South Carolina Attorney General's Office, led by the Attorney General elected by the people, serves as the chief legal advisor for the state. This office is responsible for providing legal counsel to state agencies and officials, representing South Carolina in legal matters, and overseeing law enforcement. The Attorney General plays a pivotal role in prosecuting and defending legal actions on behalf of the state, issuing legal opinions, and addressing a diverse range of legal issues, including consumer protection, public safety, and environmental concerns.

South Carolina Department of Social Services

South Carolina Department of Social Services - The South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS) is responsible for managing various social service programs aimed at supporting vulnerable individuals and families across the state. SCDSS oversees child welfare services, including child protective services, foster care, and adoption programs, working to ensure the safety and well-being of children. Additionally, SCDSS offers adult protective services, services for individuals with disabilities, and initiatives to promote self-sufficiency and family stability, striving to improve the quality of life for citizens of South Carolina facing challenging circumstances.

South Carolina Judicial Branch

South Carolina Judicial Branch - The South Carolina Judicial Branch is responsible for ensuring the administration of justice within the state. Its duties encompass interpreting and applying the law, adjudicating civil and criminal cases, safeguarding individual rights, ensuring due process, and overseeing family law matters such as divorce and child custody. South Carolina's judiciary also plays a significant role in addressing legal challenges specific to the state, including matters related to its historic heritage.

South Carolina Legislature

South Carolina Legislature - The South Carolina Legislature operates under a bicameral system, comprising the South Carolina Senate and the South Carolina House of Representatives. The Senate has 46 members serving four-year terms, while the House consists of 124 members serving two-year terms. The Legislature is responsible for proposing, debating, and passing laws that govern the state. Its duties include formulating the state budget, levying taxes, and addressing various policy issues such as education, healthcare, and public safety.

Supreme Court of South Carolina

Supreme Court of South Carolina - The Supreme Court of South Carolina acts as the highest appellate court in the state, responsible for interpreting and applying the law. Its primary duty involves reviewing appeals from lower courts to ensure the correct interpretation and application of state laws and the constitution. The court hears a wide range of cases, including civil, criminal, and constitutional matters, setting legal precedents that guide lower courts and legal practitioners across South Carolina. Additionally, the Supreme Court of South Carolina oversees the regulation of attorneys, managing attorney admissions, setting ethical standards, and ensuring the professionalism and ethical conduct of lawyers statewide.

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