Practice Areas

Overview

Taylor / Potterfield is a two-lawyer firm located in central South Carolina that has a state-wide practice limited almost exclusively to Family Law, rated as “AV” by the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

Our firm has a range of experience stretching back over three decades; cumulatively, we have over 50 years' active practice between the two of us handling:
  • Dissolution (divorce)
  • Custody, visitation and child support issues including
  • Moving children out of State (Relocation)
  • Jurisdictional disputes, including the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act ("UCCJEA")
    and Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act ("PKPA")
  • Interstate and international cases, including The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and Wrongful Retention ("The Hague Convention")
  • Alimony and separate maintenance
  • Property division
  • Restraining orders
  • Recovery of Attorney fees and other litigation costs
  • Contempt (i.e., enforcement of existing Court Orders)
Taylor/Potterfield represents clients from all walks of life, obtaining resolution of cases ranging from relatively simple to highly complicated whether by:
  • Contested litigation (trial)
  • Negotiated settlements
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Appeals
  • Post-divorce modification actions

While there are several vehicles available in South Carolina to obtain a divorce or separation, ultimately it takes a Court Order to obtain a resolution that can be enforced. How that Court Order is best obtained depends on the particular situation: just like no two relationships are alike, no two divorces are alike, and the mechanism used to reach the ultimate goal varies from case to case and may even change mid-stream. Some cases that start out bitterly contested can be settled; some cases that attempt mediation may end up being litigated because one party refuses to deal in good faith; sometimes, particularly after an unfair Court Order has been received, a change in approach and litigation teams may be in order. Evan after a Divorce Decree is issued the matter may need to be appealed. Determining the best course is a matter of judgment honed by experience.

To make initial contact with Taylor / Potterfield the first thing you need to do is either send a brief email or call our office on the telephone at 803-376-2001 to schedule an initial consultation. Our normal hours are Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST. If you call at any other time you may leave a message on our voicemail and someone will call you back. For your protection, do not disclose any confidential information until after you have had your first meeting with one of us.