family lawyer charleston sc

Addressing The Changing Needs Of Families

After your divorce is finalized, you may still run into family law issues that need to be resolved. For instance, if your former spouse fails to meet his or her obligations, or if your financial circumstances change substantially, further legal intervention may be necessary.

At Ballinger Law Firm, we are here to support you both during and after your divorce. With more than 32 years of legal experience, our attorney can assist you with any post-divorce issues that may arise, including modifications of court-ordered obligations and enforcement of existing court orders.

We utilize negotiation, mediation, and litigation to protect the rights and interests of both men and women who need help resolving post-decree disputes. Located in Charleston and Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, we represent clients in the Tri-County area and throughout the Lowcountry.


Under South Carolina law, evidence of a substantial change in circumstances is necessary before a modification can be made to court-ordered obligations regarding child support, child custody, visitation, and spousal support obligations. A modification to a divorce decree may be warranted under the following circumstances:

  • Your ex-spouse's living arrangement changes, causing concern about your children's safety, and possibly warranting a change in child custody or visitation.
  • You lose your job and are unable to get similar employment with a comparable salary, requiring you to seek a child support reduction.
  • You learn your ex-spouse is cohabitating with a companion, possibly enabling you to discontinue spousal support.


Frustration and financial difficulty can result when one party fails to abide by the terms of a divorce decree. We represent clients who are requesting or resisting the enforcement of child support, child custody, visitation and spousal support orders. Whether we are able to negotiate an advantageous resolution, or it is necessary to file a contempt motion, you can count on Beverly K. Ballinger for aggressive representation both in and out of the courtroom.