If you have been reported to the Department of Social Services (DSS), it is important to do your best to stay calm. These scenarios can play out in a variety of ways, but one of the best things you can do for yourself, and your family, is to reach out to an experienced family attorney in Beaufort County. Being charged with child abuse and/or neglect can jeopardize your entire life, including your relationships, housing, and career, so don’t try to handle this all on your own. Find a qualified and tenacious lawyer to assist you.
The potential of having your children taken away from you is enough to make any parent panic, but with a good attorney, you can rest well knowing that you have a fighting chance to keep your family together. At Fender Law Firm, our family-owned practice spans back three generations, and we pride ourselves on protecting people like you, and keeping loved ones close. In a DSS case, there are several potential angles for defense, and we’ll go the extra mile to demonstrate your competence as a parent. And if you believe that your children were taken from you by error, we can litigate on your behalf, so you can be reunited once again.
"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.