Legal Services

Family Formation: Assisted Reproduction & Adoption

At Brinkley Law Firm, LLC, we understand your desire to have a family.  As a dedicated ART practice, we are committed to helping you traverse your way through the legal, medical, and social issues associated with Assisted Reproductive Technology (AR…

Egg Donation

Egg Donation is the process of acquiring healthy eggs from a donor who endures time consuming and invasive procedures. These procedures often require at least 10 visits to a clinic for screening and monitoring, self-administered injections at home,…
Attorneys: Stephanie M. Brinkley

Embryo Donation

Embryo donation is the relinquishment of fertilized eggs from donor parents who have been involved in the IVF process for their own medical reasons and who have remaining, unused fertilized eggs frozen in storage. Embryo donation alleviates the dile…
Attorneys: Stephanie M. Brinkley

Surrogacy

Brinkley Law Firm is closely monitoring how surrogacy law is developing in South Carolina and across the nation.

Domestic Surrogacy

A gestational surrogate, or gestational carrier, is not genetically related to the child. The egg from the intended mother (or egg donor) and the sperm from the intended father (or sperm donor) are mixed and the embryos are implanted into the gestati…
Attorneys: Stephanie M. Brinkley

International Surrogacy

There are many reasons why intended parents seek surrogacy in the United States. Whether the reason is political, religious, or financial, Brinkley Law Firm, LLC can help international parents with the legalities of creating a family through third-pa…
Attorneys: Stephanie M. Brinkley

Adoption

We are prepared to assist future and existing parents who wish to grow or expand their families via private adoptions, agency adoptions, interstate adoptions, and step-parent adoptions. Our firm will also handle both contested and uncontested adopti…

Divorce & Family Law

Brinkley Law Firm’s South Carolina divorce and family law attorneys offer sound counsel during challenging times.

Divorce

Unlike other states, South Carolina does not allow for immediate no-fault divorce, meaning that one or both of the parties must have sufficient grounds to file for divorce. Sufficient grounds include adultery, physical cruelty, desertion, habitual dr…

Military Divorce

Divorce issues differ in every situation, and military families have many additional considerations. Military regulations require former and current service members to support an ex-spouse and children, and these regulations can be different than the…
Attorneys: Maggie M. Ramsey

Collaborative Divorce

When considering options for ending a marriage, individuals are often unaware they have choices. Not every divorce action results in a "scorched earth" campaign. Many spouses choose to engage in alternative dispute resolution as a means to peaceful…

Child Custody & Visitation

Child custody and visitation issues involve some of the most difficult decisions regarding a divorce. The goal is to create the best possible environment for the child, in fairness to both parents. Brinkley Law Firm, LLC is skilled in matters of cust…

Child Support & Alimony

Child support and alimony are among the many complex issues surrounding a divorce, with guidelines to follow and many factors involved. The child support formula takes into consideration the income of divorcing spouses, non-covered medical expenses,…

Prenuptial / Postnuptial Agreements

Some couples choose to enter into an agreement prior to their marriage, with the goal of preemptively resolving a number of issues that may arise as the result of future death or divorce. Prenuptial agreements are commonly used when one or both parti…
Attorneys: Maggie M. Ramsey

Our Attorneys

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Since founding Brinkley Law Firm in 2011, attorney Stephanie Brinkley has helped families grow and expand by navigating them through the legal challenges surrounding Assisted Reproduction Technology (ART) and Adoption. As an attorney who focuses on f… Read More
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Maggie M. Ramsey brings to the firm considerable knowledge and experience in matters that impact Lowcountry families. Her services are dedicated to assisting families, especially those who serve the community through military service, government cont… Read More

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