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Are you parenting without…

Are you parenting without a license?

Are you parenting without… Hi, my name is Stephanie Brinkley. I'm with the Brinkley Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina, where I am a fertility and family law attorney. Today, I'm asking the question, are you parenting without a license? Often, children and parenthood are planned for, but sometimes they're an unexpected benefit. It's not unusual in today's world for a party or parties to be committed to raising a child together, but not in a committed relationship or a marriage. So if the child is born out of wedlock or without a marriage license, do the parents have equal rights? The answer is it depends. Read More
How Do You Find a Surroga…

How Do You Find a Surrogate?

How Do You Find a Surroga… Hi everyone. This is Stephanie Brinkley at Brinkley Law Firm. I'm a fertility and family law attorney in Charleston, South Carolina. Today, I want to talk to you about how to find a surrogate. For intended parents who come to me seeking legal guidance on surrogacy, the number one question I always get is how do you find a surrogate? The information on the internet is completely overwhelming and it can often be discouraging. So this is a very important conversation for me to have. There are three ways to find a surrogate. One is working with an agency, second using social media, and third, your family and friends. Read More
Legal Separation

Legal Separation

Legal Separation Hi, my name's Stephanie Brinkley, I'm the owner of Brinkley Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina, where I am a fertility and family law attorney. Today, we're going to discuss what couples need to know about legal separation in South Carolina. Before we discuss legal separation in South Carolina, let's first discuss the grounds for divorce in our state. We have four grounds for divorce. They are adultery, habitual drunkenness, physical cruelty, and abandonment. Unfortunately, for many of my clients, mental cruelty and emotional distress are not grounds for divorce in South Carolina. Read More
Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative Divorce Hey everyone. It's Stephanie Brinkley. Today, I want to talk to you about collaborative divorce. Collaborative divorce is a great way for individuals to control the future of their divorce action outside of a courtroom. It's a private method where you meet with your spouse, soon to be ex spouse, and the attorneys together through a series of meetings. And you come up with a positive plan. There are many benefits to collaborative divorce. Let's cover some of them today. Read More
Military Pension & Divorc…

Military Pension & Divorce

Military Pension & Divorc… Curious if and how your spouse qualifies to receive a portion of your military retirement in divorce? Watch this video and give us a call. For your service, you deserve to be armed with information and options. Read More
Do you qualify to be a su…

Do you qualify to be a surrogate?

Do you qualify to be a su… What are the general requirements to be a surrogate? Watch this video and give us a call to discuss your surrogacy journey. Read More
Why are Military Divorces…

Why are Military Divorces Unique?

Why are Military Divorces… Why do military divorces deserve such special attention? Hi, my name is Stephanie Brinkley of Brinkley Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina. And today, we're going to talk about the unique aspects of military divorce. Military service members and their spouses receive benefits that have tremendous value. They are assets in a divorce evaluation. So, let's talk about the top three benefits. The first benefit to be analyzed is the survivor group life insurance. This is a policy that provides coverage for a spouse in the case of a military member who passes away during service. Read More
Same Sex Parenting Issues…

Same Sex Parenting Issues in South Carolina

Same Sex Parenting Issues… Same sex couples have unique challenges when building their families. From assisted reproduction to securing legal parental rights, you need to know the challenges and options available. Watch this video and give us a call. We'd love to help secure your future. Read More

"Prenup" is not a dirty word

Getting married? Want to secure your separate property, business assets, or inheritance? Watch this video and let us know if we can help you establish a financial foundation for your new relationship. Read More
6 Common Mistakes in Divo…

6 Common Mistakes in Divorce & Custody Actions

6 Common Mistakes in Divo… Want to know what they are and how to avoid them? Watch this video and give us a call. We’d like to be part of your legal strategy. Read More
Embryos and Divorce

Embryos and Divorce

Embryos and Divorce Have you thought about the fate of your unused embryos in your SC divorce action? Watch this video and contact us to schedule an appointment. Don't let your legacy become an emotional liability. Read More
Strategic Divorce

Strategic Divorce

Strategic Divorce Yes, a strategic divorce is within your grasp. Watch this video and call our office for a consultation. Let us empower you with options and confidence. Read More
How A Surrogacy Attorney…

How A Surrogacy Attorney Can Help You

How A Surrogacy Attorney… Are you considering surrogacy as a future parent? Are you overwhelmed by the research? Consider speaking with a surrogacy attorney to get direct and accurate information for your future plans. Watch this and contact our office to schedule a consultation. Read More

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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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Originally from Los Angeles, Christopher Kays moved to Charleston in 2007 when he reported to The Citadel for his knob year to study psychology. As a cadet, Christopher volunteered at the VA hospital and helped establish Leadership Day, The Citadel… Read More

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