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.
Family courts oversee many types of cases on a daily basis, and each case can have a major impact on the lives of the parties involved.Read More
South Carolina has four basic types of alimony: periodic alimony, lump sum alimony, rehabilitative alimony, and reimbursement alimony.Read More
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.Read More
Whenever child custody is at issue, the family court will take such action as it deems in the best interests of the children.Read More
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.Read More
In South Carolina, family courts only have jurisdiction to divide marital property. The division of marital property is known as equitable distribution.Read More
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.Read More
Prenuptial agreements today, are drafted to deal with three operative periods: Marriage, Divorce and Death.Read More
Separation agreements are contracts between the parties entered into at the time of, or prior to, the final dissolution of the marriage.Read More