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Family Law

The Upstate Law Group assists families in transition.  This includes divorce, child custody, property distribution.  We also support

At Upstate Law Group, LLC, we know that this is a difficult time for any family. A divorce lawyer from our firm will help ensure that your parental and financial rights are protected. We can help you address issues during the separation period that may affect the terms of your divorce. Our firm offers comprehensive family law representation for clients throughout the upstate area.  
We will meet with you discretely in order to discuss your possible separation from your spouse.  Planning and preparation at this stage can greatly improve your chances for a favorable outcome.

If you have already discussed the need for divorce with your spouse and you are both in mutual agreement then we can help you formalize an uncontested divorce.

If your situation is, or could become, abusive, we will advise you in the steps needed to protect yourself or your children.      ...more

Child custody disputes can be among the most contentious issues to arise in a divorce and can affect many aspects of the proceedings, such as payment of child support, alimony, and the division of property.  In order to ensure that you obtain the most favorable custody arrangement, you will want to hire an attorney to who is experienced in handling these complex and emotional cases.  ...more

Property Distribution
When divorce is anticipated, consideration should be given to the distribution of assets that accumulated during the marriage.  It could be advantageous to discuss this with your attorney prior to the announcement of the divorce if there is a chance the other party will attempt to hide income and assets.           ...more

Non-Traditional Families
Members of the LGBT community, people who choose to live with siblings, individuals who have chosen to remain single and others involved in marriages, domestic partnerships, civil unions or relationships that are not legally recognized in South Carolina face unique legal concerns.  The attorneys and staff of the Upstate Law Group are sensitive to all the concerns of non-traditional families.  Ms. Kern-Fuller has been active in fighting for equal rights for all for many years.   ...more


The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential or time-sensitive information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.