Family Law

Family Law in the Upstate of South Carolina

Family law in South Carolina is a complex and ever-changing area of law that deals with legal issues relating to family relationships divorce, child custody, and adoption. These laws are enforced by the South Carolina Family Courts, which have jurisdiction over various family law matters.

We understand that these situations can be challenging to navigate, and with Potter Law, we can help make these complex legal matters more manageable.


Filing for divorce is always a challenging decision – even when it is agreed upon between the two parties. Whether you are dividing assets, figuring out child custody, or anything in between, Potter Law can provide you with the support you need

In South Carolina, divorce is granted on the grounds of adultery, desertion, physical cruelty, habitual drunkenness or drug abuse, and one year of continuous separation. The court may also grant a divorce on the grounds of irreconcilable differences, but the spouses must have lived separately and apart for at least one year before the court can grant a divorce.

You will need the assistance of an experienced divorce attorney to help you through the legal process of legally ending the marriage. A lawyer can assist you in filling out the proper paperwork for the court and assist you with dividing up assets and debts from the union.

Child Custody

As you navigate your divorce proceedings in South Carolina, child custody will become an important topic of discussion if you and your spouse have children. The main goal is to provide the children with the best care and support possible, and the decisions can be overwhelming. That’s where Potter Law comes in. Andrew Potter is here to help you find the best custody agreement to suit your family’s needs.

In South Carolina, child custody is determined based on the child’s best interests. The court will consider factors such as the child’s relationship with each parent, the ability of each parent to provide for the child’s needs, the child’s preferences, and any history of domestic abuse or neglect.

South Carolina law recognizes joint custody, where both parents share legal and physical custody of the child, and sole custody, where one parent has both legal and physical custody of the child. Child custody cases can be emotional and stressful, and it is crucial to seek the guidance and representation of an experienced family law attorney.


Adoption can be one of the most unique, life-changing experiences a family can experience – but it can also be one of the most stressful. You will need legal guidance from an experienced adoption attorney when pursuing adoption in South Carolina. Potter Law can help guide you step-by-step.

Adoption in South Carolina is governed by state law and is a legal process that establishes a permanent, legal parent-child relationship. The process typically involves terminating the biological parent’s rights and granting legal and physical custody to the adoptive parents.

In South Carolina, adoption can be completed through the South Carolina Department of Social Services, private agencies, or private adoptions arranged by the parties involved. South Carolina law requires that both biological parents consent to the adoption or that the court terminate their parental rights if they are unable or unwilling to consent. There is no “one-size-fits-all” situation regarding adoption, and you will need guidance to ensure no hiccups along the way.

Adoption can be a complex and emotional process, and it is important to seek the guidance of an experienced adoption attorney. Andrew Potter will work with you and fight for your rights – and the children – in the process.

Contact an experienced family law attorney in the Upstate of South Carolina

Family law in South Carolina can be complex and emotionally charged. It is vital for anyone dealing with family law issues to seek the advice and representation of an experienced family law attorney to ensure that their legal rights and interests are protected. Attorney Andrew Potter provides family law services in Upstate, South Carolina.

Call Potter Law, LLC located in Anderson, SC at 864-214-6233 or contact the office online.


Anderson Office
500 East Calhoun Street
Anderson, SC 29621

Potter Law is located in Anderson, SC and serves clients throughout South Carolina.

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