Hilton Head Divorce Attorney

Guiding You Through Life’s Complexities

Despite the fact that thousands of divorces occur each year, it doesn’t make them any easier to resolve. Given the complex nature of this significant life decision, it is imperative that your rights are protected. The details of your divorce can permanently impact the future and your deserved peace of mind. At Bauer & Metro, P.C., we are dedicated to achieving this on your behalf.

Our divorce lawyers have over 35 years of experience representing individuals throughout Hilton Head. From highly contested divorces to peaceful separations, we’ve seen it all. Our hands-on experience enables us to better represent you and make strategic decisions every step of the way.

Divorce Basics in South Carolina

Couples can file for divorce based on both fault and no-fault grounds. The latter applies if a couple has been living separately for more than one year. If not, the divorce must be based on fault, including adultery, spousal desertion, or physical cruelty. The residency requirement in South Carolina is three months if both spouses live there and one year if only one spouse resides in-state.

Four of the most commonly discussed issues in every divorce are:

  1. Property division
  2. Alimony
  3. Child support
  4. Child custody

How these issues are resolved depends on the status of the divorce, whether contested or uncontested. A contested divorce means that couples cannot agree on at least one issue, thus necessitating the involvement of the court. Uncontested divorces, also called “simple divorces” in South Carolina, are based on no-fault grounds and while simpler, do require couples to meet certain criteria before being allowed to file.

File successfully with Bauer & Metro, P.C.!

Regardless of the relationship you currently share with your spouse, you may have questions about the divorce process and that’s okay! The sooner you get our firm involved, the greater the likelihood that you can reach satisfactory terms when it is all said and done.

We work hard for our clients because we believe their cases matter. For a high level of dedication and legal know-how, call our Hilton Head office to speak personally with a divorce lawyer.

Why Choose Bauer & Metro, P.C.?

  • We Offer Free Initial Consultations
  • Aggressive & Respected Trial Lawyers
  • Mr. Bauer is Certified for Death Penalty Cases
  • Mr. Metro is a Certified Circuit Court Mediator
  • Recognized by The Island Packet as Reader’s Choice!
  • Hilton Head Monthly's Reader’s Choice of 2012!

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