Child custody cases are some of the most important, yet emotional cases that clients may find themselves involved in. Child custody disputes may arise as a consequence of a divorce, a separation between unmarried parents, or during a proceeding to modify an existing custody order. At the Fender Law Firm, we recognize what is at stake in child custody disputes and we approach every one of these types of cases with a child-centered approach. Our firm handles all aspects of cases involving child-related issues, including custody, visitation, child support, paternity determination, adoption and termination of parental rights, prior order enforcement, and contempt actions, modification of prior court orders, and representing parents in cases involving the Department of Social Services. We understand the complexity of child custody cases and the emotions that are often involved with all involved, including the children.
As an experienced family law firm, we are prepared to oversee your child custody negotiations, while offering creative solutions for any challenges you may face during the process. Our Beaufort child custody lawyers have represented clients in need of traditional and non-traditional custodial agreements, including those involving appointing someone who isn’t a parent, to care for the children. During a custody case, each parent’s circumstances including physical and mental health, location, income, and stability are all taken into consideration. You may have questions during this time, and we are here to provide compassionate counsel.
"I absolutely love Fender Law Firm, it was the best legal experience I have ever had. The Firm worked tirelessly to exceed my expectations and help me get everything I asked for. They responded to my problems promptly with a sense of priority on their plate day or night!!! Not a day went by that I didn’t feel like their only client, that’s how personal they took on my case."
— ALEXANDER MORIN
"I had a very detailed custody matter. It was scheduled for an emergency hearing and on an expedited basis. Addison jumped right on the case even though it was last minute and would require at least 4 days in court. Addison was very friendly and knowledgeable. Great work!"
— AARON & MICHELLE SCARBRO
Proudly serving the Beaufort community for three generations
We bring over 25 years of experience to your case and will work patiently and tirelessly to bring you peace of mind.
Our roots run deep and date back to the Dowling & Dowling firm founded in 1941. Attorney Addison Fender continued his family's legacy in 2010 when he and his wife Tracy, one of the county's most experienced paralegals, opened Fender Law Firm. Guided by the practice's long standing values of compassion, honesty and fairness, our highly skilled team offers family legal services in the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, including Beaufort County, Jasper County, Colleton County, Hampton County, and Allendale County. Beaufort, Blufton, Hilton Head and surrounding areas.