Charleston Family Law Attorney

Charleston SC divorce lawyer | Charleston family law attorney | Charleston child custody lawyer


Heather Shaw is a graduate of The Thomas M. Cooley School of Law.  In 2008, she founded the Shaw Law Firm, LLC, a client centered firm, committed to achieving successful outcomes through zealous advocacy.   Our years of experience and knowledge of family court matters serves our client’s interests in court, mediation and settlement negotiations.  Our dedication is evident in all of our hard work.  We strive to be affordable without compromising the quality representation that we provide.   Located near the courthouse in downtown Charleston, you will find our office is convenient and comfortable.  We accept cases in Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley Counties.  Please call to schedule a consultation today.


The break- up of a marriage can be devastating emotionally and financially.  A seasoned attorney can be the support you need most.  We will educate you about your rights, help you formulate goals and create a strategy to help you achieve them.  Our experience extends to a wide variety of domestic matters.  We’ve handled divorces and domestic partner separations involving

  • Military Divorce
  • Separation Agreements
  • Alimony
  • Child Custody
  • Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Contempt of Court
  • High Value Asset and Debt Division
  • Real Property Division
  • Retirement/Pension Division
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Mediation
  • Custody and Child Support Modification

Our firm is experienced and can assist in all of the issues related to divorce – big and small.  It can be important to get legal advice when you are considering a separation and if you have been served with papers for divorce you will want to retain representation right away.


Attorney Heather Shaw is trained in Collaborative Law.   A collaborative divorce is one in which the parties work with their lawyers to achieve a settlement that best meets the specific needs of the parties and their children without risking the uncertain outcome of court and without the underlying threat of contested litigation.  The collaborative process can be a great tool toward achieving your desired outcome.  In a collaborative case we can work closely with other professionals to address your needs and the specific needs of your children.  Tax professionals, financial planners, debt management companies, child-focused counselors and other professionals can be invaluable when your family dynamics are changing.


When one or both spouses are serving in the military unique issues arise which can impact your divorce, custody, child support or visitation case.  We have represented dozens of military members and/or spouses in family court matters and have an understanding of all of the issues involved.  When you are facing a military divorce you want someone experienced by your side.  We can make sure you are informed and understand all of your options before reaching a settlement.  If litigation is necessary we will aggressively advocate for your interests.


Issues involving your children can be the most difficult aspect of a separation.  We are skilled at helping you address the delicate issues involving child custody, child support and visitation.  Our experience has helped us learn how to best guide our client’s through the difficulties of custody litigation.


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