There is nothing as powerful as the bond that parents have with their children. However, depending on circumstances, this relationship can take many forms. At the Fender Law Firm, we know the value of strong families – our practice has been serving South Carolina for over three generations! When things like divorce, separation, or other family changes threaten the relationship you have with your children, we can help. We understand the laws surrounding parental rights and responsibilities here in Beaufort County, and will work hard to get you an arrangement that makes sense for your family.
Whether you are hoping to establish parenting rights through paternity testing, child custody agreements, adoption, or other methods, you can count on us to guide you, every step of the way. We serve those looking to terminate parental rights as well, using our legal knowledge to help people structure their families in the way they see fit. In the state of South Carolina, there are special considerations for parents who were never married, as well as same-sex couples, so it’s always a good idea to reach out to a family attorney, to understand your specific rights and responsibilities.
"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.