Parental Rights Attorneys


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.


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.

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If you find yourself in need of Family Law representation, don’t wait another day to reach out and set up a consultation. Put the experienced team at Fender Law Firm on your side to help reach your goals. Call 843-379-4888 right now, or fill out the form below.