Practice Areas

Adoption

Adding a child to your family through adoption can be a challenging and emotionally-charged process. Many things can go wrong, but the right attorney can help you minimize the chance of problems. If you are planning to pursue adoption, you need a skilled adoption attorney like those at The Gillen Law Firm on your side to help you throughout duration of the case.
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Alimony and Spousal Support

The Gillen Law Firm is family law firm offering personalized, compassionate counsel to individuals and families in Rock Hill, South Carolina and the surrounding areas. We provide comprehensive family law services with a special focus on resolving alimony and spousal support disputes. Attorney Michael F. Gillen, founder and principle attorney of the firm, has been helping couples resolves their family law disputes since 1993. He is an experienced South Carolina family lawyer who will work with you to protect your rights and assets while achieving the best resolution possible of your case.
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Child Custody and Support

When parents divorce, there are a lot of things that need to be considered, such as child custody and child support. When parents cannot work out some of these issues between themselves, a mediator may assist or the court may have to intervene to make decisions based on the child’s best interests. Whether you’re a single parent or divorced parent, a family lawyer like those at The Gillen Law Firm can help represent you in legal proceedings. The Gillen Law Firm takes the time to carefully listen to your individual situation and will let you know all of your options.
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Divorce/Separation

Considering a legal separation or divorce is always difficult. There are a lot of factors involved in divorce proceedings, including child custody, financial responsibility and division of assets and debt. Whether you are sure you want to end your marriage or are still considering your options, it is helpful to understand the basics of SC divorce law. South Carolina divorce laws differ from most other states. You can find some of the basic information about divorce or legal separation here on our web site. More specific questions about the law or your individual situation are best answered by a South Carolina divorce attorney.
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DSS Cases

If someone has reported you to the Department of Social Services (DSS) for child abuse or child neglect, you need to contact an experienced attorney like those at The Gillen Law Firm. It’s also important to read the papers carefully, as anything you say could be used against you in potential criminal proceedings. The possibility of having your kids taken from is very upsetting and having an attorney onboard is your best defense.
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Family Law

Legal situations involving family members are often difficult. Emotions run high and family members often struggle to maintain an objective point of view. An experienced family law attorney serves as a calming influence to help prevent emotions from taking control of the situation and helps find solutions that allow families to move forward with their lives.
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Mediation

Family-related matters are often emotionally charged. It’s just the nature of close relationships. Issues surrounding divorce, child custody, alimony and asset distribution can be challenging under any circumstances. The Gillen Law Firm is there to educate, guide and offer alternative options to settling personal family matters in court. The Gillen Law Firm offers mediation services for couples to settle disputes. When compared to family court, mediation is private, less costly, time consuming and contentious.
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