DIVORCE, WHERE DO I BEGIN?
Divorce can be complicated and confusing. Begin by scheduling an initial consultation to discuss your facts with lawyer Bess V. Tunstall Hoy. At the initial consultation, you will receive up to one hour of legal advice. During the appointment, the lawyer will guide you through the procedures of your divorce, and you will have a better idea of how your case will progress. To schedule an appointment, click here.
BUT I AM NOT POSITIVE THAT I WANT A DIVORCE. SHOULD I STILL SCHEDULE AN INITIAL CONSULTATION?
Yes. It is a good idea to be fully aware of your legal rights when deciding how to proceed with such an important decision. Just because you schedule an initial consultation to discuss divorce, this does not mean that you have to proceed with a divorce. All discussions with the lawyer, as well as all information shared with the lawyer at the initial consultation for divorce will remain confidential.
HOW MUCH WILL MY DIVORCE COST?
Tunstall Law provides affordable, reasonably priced legal representation during your divorce. Since every divorce is different, attorney Bess V. Tunstall Hoy will inform you of how much your particular case will cost after learning more about your specific situation.
WHAT ARE THE GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE IN SOUTH CAROLINA?
Pursuant to S.C. Code Section 20-3-10, there are five grounds for divorce in South Carolina. Fault grounds include adultery, physical cruelty, habitual drunkeness, and one year's desertion. The only no fault ground for divorce is living separate and apart without cohabitation for a period of one year or more.
HOW LONG UNTIL I CAN BE DIVORCED?
In South Carolina, many factors come into play that determine how long until you are able to be divorced. These factors include the facts of your case, the grounds for your divorce, as well as your particular county's court schedule. At the initial consultation, lawyer Bess V. Tunstall Hoy will give you her best estimate of how long your particular divorce will take.
BESS V. TUNSTALL HOY
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
-CHILD SUPPORT AND ALIMONY MODIFICATION ACTIONS
-CONTEMPT ACTIONS FOR VIOLATING PREVIOUS DIVORCE ORDER
-TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS