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The Right Lawyer For The Right Case

Areas of practice include representing clients in proceedings dealing with Equitable Distribution, Custody, Visitation, Alimony, Child Support and Separate Maintenance.

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About Us

The Law Firm of DAVID PARKER GEIS, LLC concentrates its legal practice in the areas of Divorce and Family Law.

Individuals involved in a matrimonial proceeding, be it a Divorce or Separation, are often placed in the unenviable position of making decisions which may affect them or their children for many years to come. These decisions are often made when the individual is at an emotional low point in his or her life and is not prepared or otherwise able to make sound dispassionate decisions with respect to custody, visitation, support, alimony, and property distribution. Similarly, in many cases, one of the parties does not possess sufficient information to make an informed decision regarding these issues. It is under these circumstances that knowledgeable, trustworthy counsel are vital to making sound informed decisions.

DAVID PARKER GEIS has extensive experience in Divorce and Family Law proceedings, as well as negotiating and drafting Prenuptial Agreements and Separation Agreements. He has successfully represented hundreds of clients in matrimonial and family law matters in South Carolina and New York. Mr. Geis and his staff are equally adept at resolving the most complex marital issues, through negotiations resulting in Property Settlement Agreements and Separation Agreements dealing with all of the relevant marital issues. Where negotiations are not successful Mr. Geis is an experienced litigator. (For more information go to Profile).

DAVID PARKER GEIS, is experienced in Mediation and is a trained, qualified Family Law Mediator in South Carolina and New York. Where the parties have a short term marriage, little or no assets, and no custody or visitation issues, a non-contested action, should easily be attained, however, it is possible and desirable to resolve all issues in a non-contested manner even when complex and emotional issues do exist. In those instances, Mediation is an Alternative Dispute Resolution process which may help those who want to resolve their issues in a non-contested manner. Where the parties reach an agreement without litigation, either through negotiation or mediation legal fees are in most instances substantially reduced.

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Practice Areas

Family Law

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Alimony

South Carolina has four basic types of alimony: periodic alimony, lump sum alimony, rehabilitative alimony, and reimbursement alimony.

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Child Support

Child support is essentially set by statute and absent unusual circumstances, child support will be awarded in accordance with the South Carolina Child Support Guidelines.

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Custody & Visitation

Whenever child custody is at issue, the family court will take such action as it deems in the best interests of the children.

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Divorce

There are five grounds for divorce in South Carolina; adultery, habitual drunkenness or drug abuse, physical cruelty, desertion, and separation for more than one year.

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Property Distribution

In South Carolina, family courts only have jurisdiction to divide marital property. The division of marital property is known as equitable distribution.

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Divorce Mediation

Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution. The purpose of mediation is to have the parties reach an agreement through the intervention of a “facilitator” or mediator.

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Pre-Nuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements today, are drafted to deal with three operative periods: Marriage, Divorce and Death.

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Separation Agreements

Separation agreements are contracts between the parties entered into at the time of, or prior to, the final dissolution of the marriage.

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Testimonials

Dave Geis wrote for me what another lawyer said was the best pre-nup he’d ever see. Some time later, Dave handled my divorce with the same preparation and knowledge of the law and local process. And he did it with humanity at a difficult time. I was completely satisfied.

I was completely satisfied.

Long over due, but I just wanted to thank Attorney Geis for the most professional handing of my divorce. His knowledge and guidance was invaluable. Couldn’t have asked for a more understanding and compassionate attorney to be there at my side throughout the process. I would not hesitate to use him again, but I hope I don’t have to…

His knowledge and guidance was invaluable.

I worked with Mr. Geis to handle the details and negotiation of my divorce. He thinks strategically, is sensitive to his client and their children, is exceptionally smart, and has a funny, quick wit (which I promise you will need). I would highly recommend him for anyone navigating a divorce. He remained classy in a situation when the other…

I truly appreciate his efforts and am so grateful for his assistance.

David Geis represented me in a very difficult and acrimonious divorce case. He was able to negotiate satisfactory resolution when I didn’t think anyone could. I was very satisfied with the results and I highly recommend his services.

David and his staff are very responsive and helpful.

Dave has represented my family for more than 25 years in New York State’s longest lasting estate matter in the state’s history. He met with all the challenges placed before him in a dignified and highly professionally manner, maintaining thoughtful relationships between all parties. He was the most respected attorney according to those legal firms that were involved over…

Dave has represented my family for more than 25 years

Dave helped me with a … tumultuous divorce. I was miserable for years and years. I thought I was doing the right thing for my child by staying married. The opposite was true. Dave was referred to me by a few divorcees in Bluffton. Allow me to recommend him to you. First and foremost, I trust him. Even when…

SUMMARY: trustworthy, professional, discreet, kind

Dave Geis’s advocacy, judgement and knowledge of Family Law is first rate. His compassion and experience provide a calming backdrop during understandably difficult and trying emotional times. His understanding of complex financial issues and concerns promotes sound solutions and long term stability for his clients and their children. Dave’s advocacy, attention to nuanced detail and presence in the courtroom…

Without reservation Dave earns your lasting trust

I was represented by Dave Geis in a hotly contested and financially sophisticated divorce action. I was and am very satisfied with the results achieved by Dave as well as the support and understanding that his staff gave me in this very difficult time.

I was and am very satisfied with the results

David Geis represented me throughout my somewhat complicated divorce. From day one, he was professional, thorough and worked diligently to usher me through a difficult process as quickly and as smoothly as possible. As a tenured attorney with an incredibly impressive record, Mr Geis consistently exceeded my expectations in situations that involved compromise as well as those situations involving…

I would highly recommend Mr Geis to represent anyone

Back in 2002 I was facing the grueling fact that I was having to go through a divorce. Being new in the area and not knowing any Attorneys I had to set out and find one. I interviewed several but none seemed to have the balls to do the job I needed done considering my wife had hired one…

Thanks David for all you’ve done for me

I was going through a difficult time with my marriage when a prominent lawyer on HHI referred me to Mr, Dave Geis. I knew he was the strong attorney I was looking for with my divorce proceeding. He handled my case with the utmost respect, diligence, discreetness, and dignity while my life was changing. Mr Geis clearly understands the…

Handled My Case With the Utmost Respect

Divorce is an ending and also a beginning. For me it was the end of a 23 year marriage, a shared financial relationship, a two parent home for my children, my relationship with my husband’s family and his with mine and to a family owned business. I was in a very fragile state dealing with all of the peripheral…

Divorce is an ending and also a beginning
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