Family Law Attorney in Lexington County
Divorce Law Firm Serving Columbia, SC
Family law cases are often very emotionally charged because they involve
some of the most fundamental relationships of people's lives. Unfortunately,
these cases can also be extremely complex in a legal sense. At Harling
& West, LLC, we are experienced in the field of South Carolina family
law. Our attorneys have successfully represented many families and individuals
throughout the Lexington County and the Columbia area. We believe in putting
our clients first and fighting relentlessly for their legal rights and
the case outcomes they deserve.
Our firm's divorce and family law cases are handled by
Attorney Rebecca West. She has extensive experience in complex family court litigation, custody
cases, Department of Social Services (DSS) issues, and property division.
She is a certified mediator who can help clients going through divorce
avoid costly litigation. As a skilled and compassionate lawyer, she provides
clients with the guidance they need and also educates other lawyers about
this area of practice, lecturing at and authoring materials for continuing
legal education events. She and our team, including Lexington County Adoption
Attorney Allison Bullard, can assist you with any family law matter.
Family Law Practice Areas
The types of cases we are prepared to assist you with in the area of family
law include, but are not limited to, the following:
Few things in life are more beautiful and exciting than the process of
building a family. At Harling & West, LLC, we are proud to offer representation
to parents in the state of South Carolina. Whether you choose adoption,
surrogacy, or another option, we are ready to fight for your interests. We can offer
you advice in a variety of adoption matters such as domestic adoptions,
adoption disputes, second parent adoptions, and stepparent adoptions.
In addition, if you are the birth parent of a child who you have decided
to place for adoption, we are proud to offer our help as you make this
selfless and often difficult decision.
Child Custody & Support
If you are a parent and you are facing a divorce, some of the most important
decisions you make may be the ones that concern the future and security
of your children. At Harling & West, LLC, we are prepared to help
you make informed choices that protect your parental rights and your child's
best interests. Let us fight for you and for the ones you love. Whether
you have questions about child custody, parenting schedules, visitation
rights, child support, or any other matter pertaining to the care and
well-being of your loved ones, we have the experience you need on your side.
Department of Social Services Cases
Child abuse is a serious criminal offense with the possibility of substantial
repercussions upon conviction. Perhaps the most serious consequence, however,
could be losing your child if the South Carolina DSS takes action. If
you or someone close to you has been falsely charged with child abuse
or neglect, we are prepared to offer you the counsel you need during this time.
South Carolina passed laws pertaining to grandparents' rights in 2010.
These laws protect a grandparent's right to visitation in parental
divorce or upon parental death, provided that the grandparent meets certain
criteria. If you are pursuing the right to see your grandchildren and
you need legal advice, call Harling & West, LLC right away to talk
to a Lexington County grandparents' rights attorney who can help you.
Divorce law is complicated already, but when combined with military family
law, it becomes essential to protect your legal rights by hiring an attorney
who can keep you informed of your rights and who can fight for your best
interests. The legal team at Harling & West, LLC understands the various
aspects of military family law that could impact your marriage dissolution.
If you and your spouse cannot come to an agreement about certain aspects
of your marriage dissolution such as property division or child custody,
talk to a member of our firm about how mediation could help you avoid
litigation. Many couples have found that mediation is an effective method.
At our firm, Attorney West is a certified mediator. Call to learn more
about our mediation practice and how this option could be a helpful solution
for the dispute you face.
Dedicated Family Law Representation in South Carolina
When you need legal advice regarding the people and relationships closest
to you, choose a Lexington County lawyer who you can trust to be as thorough
and effective as he or she is compassionate and discreet. At Harling &
West, LLC, we are proud to have earned the respect and trust of many families
throughout the state of South Carolina. We are known as a tenacious and
effective law firm that is committed to the best interests of our clients.
Whether you are in the midst of a divorce or you have questions about how
family law in South Carolina impacts your situation, it is always a good
idea to talk to a committed Lexington County divorce attorney who can
assess your situation and explain your options
. Call Harling & West, LLC today for the dedicated representation you need.