I didn't know Beverly Ballinger from any other attorney when I met her, I had looked her up online and read some reviews. That is how I made my decision. Beverly's office wasn't close to where I was living at the time, but the results were well worth the drive. During my initial consultation with Beverly, she was thorough in her questioning, transparent and no-nonsense which one will appreciate when you are paying by the hour, etc. Beverly is a likeable attorney, but her job is to represent you and get you the best outcome possible for your case. She will communicate with you throughout the preparation phase of your case and what you can expect leading up to your trial or mediation. Beverly does not sugarcoat or try to make you feel warm and fuzzy. She is factual, which I like. I was blown away during my mediation session by the information. Beverly was very detailed in the information she had compiled, she left no stone unturned, which paid great dividends for me in the outcome of my mediation. If you notice I call Beverly Ballinger Beverly and here is the reason why, during mediation, you spend a lot of downtime sitting in the room when the attorney-client role ends, and you are just people. Beverly talked about our lives, upbringing, things we liked and didn't like, just two people getting to know each other, something you don't have time for when you are getting ready for a trial or mediation. I would highly recommend Beverly Ballinger, Attorney at Law.
Bev is tenacious, driven and detail oriented. No one wants to engage a lawyer but she is the one you want on your side!
Beverly is a very informative attorney. She will keep you updated every step of the way and responds very quickly. I felt that every decision was made in my best interest. I would not hesitate to recommend Beverly to anyone.
I was caught off guard and needed to move quickly to gather evidence to get a positive outcome in my case. Beverly was quick to get on board and get things moving when other attorneys weren't responding to my phone calls or couldn't get to me for several weeks. I had an unusual situation with the legal ownership of the marital home and without Beverly's assistance and consultation I'm sure I would have fared much worse in the property division. She always kept it professional when dealing with the opposing party's attorney or outside consultants and never fought just to fight with the opposing counsel. I would without hesitation recommend Beverly to someone going through the terrible situation I found myself in
Beverly was easy to work with. She handled my case which at the beginning didn't look favorable, but obtained the outcome I desired. Highly recommend!
Ms. Ballinger was the consummate professional (with a personal touch). She had a demonstrated knowledge of the intricacies of Family Court, and I cannot state enough how pleased I was with how my divorce was handled, and the favorable results achieved. Her billing was always straightforward, and was detailed, so I knew I wasn't being taken advantage of. She was always reachable, and would answer my questions directly. I am a "get to the point" kind of guy, and Ms. Ballinger never wasted my time. I quickly learned that anything I was asked to produce was to facilitate a smoother court process. She knew what would fly, and what wouldn't. Many times her competent Legal Assistant could resolve issues I had.
As an old retired Army Sergeant, I wish to offer anyone looking for a divorce lawyer the following advice: Our unit had an astronomically high divorce rate, and I personally witnessed at least 20 divorces. My observations from the good and bad outcomes were these: The most successful outcomes always seemed to hinge on these three factors:
1) A divorce lawyer who only practiced family law. The frequently changing divorce laws needs a specialist, not a "jack of all trades".
2) A lawyer who has practiced in your area for a long time. It can't be stated enough how important it is for your lawyer to know, and be known, by the courtroom personalities. Knowing what various judges will focus on pays dividends. That only comes with long term experience in a particular jurisdiction.
3) A Female Lawyer. (Especially for guys). They always got much better results than male lawyers did, representing both husbands and wives. I won't speculate on why that is. What I do get is that a female lawyer understands "her kind", and cannot get bamboozled by another femme.
The above criteria is what I used to decide on a lawyer. Ms. Ballinger met and surpassed them, with results that exceeded my expectations. In my opinion, she is a five star (plus!) rated lawyer. If you are searching for a family court attorney, Ms. Ballinger should be it.
I had what I thought would be a simple divorce. I was wrong! Beverly provided sound legal advice and was patient with me as I could not understand why things took so long. She guided me through the process, finally resulting in an equitable settlement. Beverly is professional and very knowledgable. ( not to mention patient!) Highly recommend her.
Attorney Beverly Ballinger and her sharp legal assistant recently helped me through my first divorce and it was a very complicated case after 42 years of marriage. I love to refer to them as "Team Wanda". Having no experience with divorce law, I had to be educated by them on the laws, rules and process. I greatly value the timely advice I received, the tough love talks I received as needed to keep me on track, and the other professionals that were recommended to me to gather evidence and go through personal as well as business documents and financial records.
Divorce is stressful and depressing, especially where there has been much deceit, adultery and financial secrets. It is very important to find an attorney that you feel will fully represent your interests and fight for you every step of the way. It is only natural to feel down in the beginning of this process, especially with so many unknowns, but it can turn around and you can feel empowered by the knowledge you gain through the process when you have highly competent representation that is willing to help you dig for the facts and present them well every step of the way. Documentation is everything and well worth the effort. I am satisfied with the outcome of this case, especially the financial aspect.
My experience with Beverly Ballinger and assistant Kaitlyn was top notch. I felt cared for and supported every step of the way. They are firm but gentle and patient when I needed it. My ex-husband cannot say the same thing about his experience.
I do not wish divorce on anyone, but if needed, do not hesitate to call on Beverly Ballinger. I believe she can handle any case. Thanks again for all of your help. Best wishes to all.
Bev is tenacious and direct. She seems to strive to get the most for her clients, at least she did in my case.
Beverly is an absolutely outstanding attorney who navigated my family court case with professionalism and grace. She fought for me at every turn and I can't put in to words how grateful I am for everything she did for me both in and out of the court room during one of the hardest times in my life. If you want an attorney who knows the legal system like the back of her hand and will ALWAYS be in your corner, then she is hands down the best lawyer for the job. I seriously can't recommend Ms. Ballinger enough!
Beverly assembled and led an exception team of professionals to guide me through the valuation of my business interests, assets and income. This methodical business approach helped me to better manage the emotional aspects of the divorce proceeding.
By far the best experience I have ever had with a lawyer, she cares! Started out as a client and parted with a new friend
I have known Beverly Ballinger personally and professionally for almost 15 years. She is very intelligent, conscientious,, hard working and ethical. As a Real Estate Lawyer I have had the opportunity to refer my clients in need of a good Family Law Attorney to Beverly. All have been quite satisfied and impressed with her. She really cares about her clients. I would not hesitate to refer any of my clients to her in the future.
Attorney Ballinger handled my family court case with the upmost professionalism. She kept constant contact and immediately updated me on any changes or actions with my case. I highly recommend her and would reach out to her again should the need arise. Five stars!
As Beverly Ballinger was highly recommended to me, I would also fully endorse her and her legal services after having worked with her. Her knowledge of the family court is impressive. She guided me through the divorce process and gave me sound advice at every turn. She gave thorough, concise explanations of the process and answered all of my questions honestly. She helped me prepare for all of the possible outcomes of negotiations and hearings. I liked her straight forward approach. Ms. Ballinger is a professional in every sense of the word. When she walks into the courtroom she is fully prepared and represents her client's interests. She is polished and poised and she is definitely someone you want in your corner. ~ Chris
Beverly Ballinger is a top lawyer. Beverly is known as a lawyer that will go the extra mile to move your case through the court system and fight for you. I was active duty military at the time of my case and Beverly helped with all aspects of my case including working with the military, local police, doctors and the guardian ad litem. She answered all of my questions, developed a course of action and was able to adapt to any and all changes in my case. In court, Beverly Ballinger stands up for you. Beverly will not be bullied by anyone. Beverly gained my trust and confidence, and in the end I gained full custody of "My Girls" and received monthly compensation from my ex-wife. If you want a Lawyer that will work for you Beverly Ballinger is the lawyer in Charleston that I recommend for your family court needs.
Beverly Ballinger is an exceptional lawyer who, as a result of years of experience, is able to assess and evaluate the needs of each individual case and then use her skills as necessary in order to achieve the desired result. Bev's success is driven by her knowledge of the law, her experienc in the courtroom, her ability to work well with her peers in order to resolve cases amicably and by her reputation for being prepared and willing to try the difficult case when necessary.
Ms. Ballinger meticulously dotted every applicable "i" and crossed all necessary "t"s through the legal process of my divorce. There is understandably, an overwhelming stress in a life change such as divorce. Yet, Ms. Ballinger professionally handled the legalities, so that I could focus on my children and the family life I felt necessary to preserve. She kept me involved in my case and helped adequately prepare me for court. I've since confidently recommended her to friends and have sought her advice and service in off shoot circumstances of my case.
Beverly has helped me with getting the maximum alimony and protection from an abusive husband. She has fought for me every step of the way. She has been professional and respectful while getting the help and support I have needed. I am truly glad she is in my corner.
Beverly Ballinger is a superb attorney who is very client oriented. She is a zealous advocate of her client's rights who after learning the facts, explains her client's rights under the law. She will always inform her clients of the options available and works with her clients to develop a plan to achieve their objectives. She encourages her clients to attempt to negotiate a reasonable settlement when possible. If not, her extensive litigation experience gives her the background to be very aggressive when necessary. She is detail oriented, extremely persistent and diligent, and always well prepared. I am an experienced trial attorney and law professor, and when I found myself in crisis with imminent need of a family law attorney, I hired her. She left no stone unturned in her efforts on my behalf. She provides high quality representation at a reasonable cost. She knows the family court system well.
Choosing a lawyer for my situation was a daunting task. After researching my options, I finally decided to choose Beverly Ballinger. What an excellent choice it turned out to be! Beverly's attention to detail, knowledge of family law and careful guidance never failed me throughout my case. Beverly's ability to communicate and explain complicated legal issues helped to ease my mind. Whether in mediation or court, Beverly argued for me and utilized her impeccable professionalism to defend my best interests. Beverly's work ethic was second to none, and she conscientiously fought for me every step of the way. She is a truly remarkable person and attorney. I am fortunate and thankful Beverly Ballinger was on my team!
Beverly saved my relationship with my kids and made it possible for me to preserve my 50/50 custody time. I was an out-of-state transfer with a confusing set of A/B scenario orders. Also, the opposing party added to already muddied waters with some bizarre allegations and affidavits in attempts to diminish my parenting time by tarnishing my reputation. Beverly helped me sift through medical, school and personal records to deflate the allegations and show the truth. She guided me to the right people for testimonies and prepared a solid case. At the initial hearing she was able to clearly show the judge why the 50/50 order should be upheld and got the ruling to back it up. It was a huge blessing to our family as it made it possible for me to raise all of my children together. Without her expertise and attention to detail I may have only had every other weekend.
Beverly is an amazing attorney! Divorce is such a life changing event and she was patient and kind throughout the entire process, as well as incredibly hard working. She spent countless hours guiding me step by step through every phase of my divorce, taking the time to answer all my questions. Beverly and I stood before the judge last week. WE HAD AN AMAZING OUTCOME! The judge ruled in my favor on every issue. Two major victories included being awarded sole custody of my daughter, AND I will receive a very generous amount of alimony each month. We had several other victories that day but custody of my daughter with the support to care for her was so important to me. Beverly stood up for me (and my daughter) and fought hard to protect us. I would confidently recommend Beverly to anyone in need of an attorney.
I walked into Beverly's office on April 5, 2015 for a consultation, broken mentally and anxious to how I will begin again after 21 years of marriage. I was spiritually led to her office and I planned to retain her expertise ten minutes into our conversation. Keep in mind, I had already met with two other counsel, located in West Ashley and North Charleston, before I decided on Church Street.
I trusted Beverly's many years of experience to resolve my issues, which she did with her female "pit bull" demeanor, as my ex-husband stated after being face-to-face at the negotiation table. Beverly's "kick - - - - attitude" took down his lawyer; he was gracious enough to peacefully represent himself at the final hearing.
Beverly became my voice and secured my heart during my time of transition and renewal of my life. She, along with her competent Legal Assistant, witnessed my life change from a low-level state employee to an Executive Director of a rewarding non-profit educational agency. Both ladies celebrated my excitement with me during the early stage of my divorce proceedings.
I endorse Beverly Kay Ballinger as your Divorce Attorney, as she is a quiet storm you want to characterize you. To that point, she left nothing on the table in my Separation and Property Settlement Agreement, which included a division of all assets.
Beverly did a fabulous job representing me on behalf of my daughter and I cannot thank her enough. She taught me that being nice isn't always appreciated, and you have to be strong. I will never forget what she did for us and I strongly recommend her as your family law lawyer.
This section contains testimonials and past results obtained by Beverly K. Ballinger. All cases are different, and your case may differ from the matters in which these results were obtained. Each client's case must be evaluated and handled on its own merit. Past resolutions do not guarantee future results, and testimonials are not necessarily representative of all clients' experience with the firm. These testimonials and results do not describe all results ever obtained and are not necessarily representative of results obtained.