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:

Adoption
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.

Grandparents' Rights
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.

Military Divorce
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.

Mediation
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.

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