Search Site
Menu
Alimony

DB_Alimony1

Alimony, also known as spousal support, is financial support sometimes awarded in separation and divorce cases. A claim for alimony generally is met with stiff resistance, and cases involving alimony typically are very contentious. Because South Carolina statutes bar an adulterous spouse from receiving alimony, private investigators often are involved to verify and document marital misconduct.

South Carolina law defines at least four different types of alimony. It is not automatically awarded and the factors involved in its award are numerous and complex. A family court judge has broad discretion to determine whether and what type of alimony is appropriate, and if so there is equally broad discretion to determine the appropriate amount.

Contact an aggressive Mount Pleasant family law attorney

Call us at 843-727-0077 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with a South Carolina family law attorney.

Contact us

Please fill out the form below and one of our attorneys will contact you.

Quick Contact Form

Our Office
  • Mount Pleasant Office
    1051 Chuck Dawley Boulevard
    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464
    Phone: 843-727-0077
    Fax: 843-310-1031
Client Distinction Award
Douglas Barker has received the 2015 Client Distinction Award from Martindale-Hubbell. This award is given only to lawyers who earn a Client Review Rating Score of 4.0 or higher (on a scale of 1-5). Less than 1% of the 900,000+ attorneys listed on Lawyers.com and Martindale.com earn this honor! Mr. Barker's rating actually exceeds the required 4.0, coming in at 5.0 out of 5.0.
Awards & Memberships