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Lowcountry Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Serving Summerville, Charleston, and the surrounding areas
Certified South Carolina Family Court Mediator
Our Summerville law office is devoted entirely and exclusively to family law issues. Whether you are experiencing a painful divorce, a complex custody dispute, or simply want to resolve your problems in a fair and amicable way, we can help. We pride ourselves on providing effective, efficient, compassionate divorce and family law services to the Charleston area. Choosing an experienced, invested divorce attorney can be one of the best choices you make for your family's future.



Covid-19 Update

As of March 16, 2020, all Family Courts in South Carolina are closed indefinitely due to Covid-19 (with very limited exceptions). Our office will continue working remotely and taking new clients. We are still available via phone and email. If you call, leave a message and someone will call you back. New client consultations and existing client meetings will take place via phone or video chat. Our physical office will be closed beginning 03/18/2020 until further notice.
There is still plenty of work we can do while courts are closed, so that we're ready to go when they re-open. Please check our Facebook page for more updates and information.
We will continue to be in touch with existing clients as this situation develops. 
If you are visiting our website, you are likely hurt, confused, angry, or just looking for a solution to a complicated problem. You are not alone and we can help. Let us be your dedicated, determined Summerville divorce team.
Our office focuses only on divorce and family law issues. Because no two family situations are exactly alike, our South Carolina family law counsel offers personalized, solutions-focused legal services designed to address clients' unique concerns. We strive to provide every client with zealous representation, as well as candid, but compassionate advice in a non-judgmental atmosphere. All families are welcome at our Summerville law office. 
Based in Summerville SC, our divorce and family law office serves mainly Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley counties, although we are available statewide. 
Attorney Carolyn M. Bone is also a certified South Carolina Family Court Mediator. 


  • Divorce

  • Separate Support & Maintenance

  • Military Divorce

  • Same-Sex/LGBTQ Divorce

  • Child Custody and Child Support

  • Property and Debt Division

  • Spousal Support (Alimony)

  • Modification and Enforcement

  • Child & Adult Name Changes

  • Adoption & Step-Parent Adoption

  • Settlement Agreements

  • Paternity

  • Common Law Marriage

  • Certified Family Court Mediator

  • Virtual and in-person mediation

We only handle family law, so your family is our exclusive focus. 

We offer individualized attention to your case, and will work together to craft a plan to help you and your family move forward.

Compassionate, non-judgmental atmosphere. 

Convenient Summerville location. A short drive from Charleston, Park Circle, Moncks Corner, West Ashley, Goose Creek, and Mount Pleasant.

"Meticulous and efficient"

"Carolyn was always extremely well prepared and she was very thorough in examining all the possible legal options available to me. I felt that she understood that much of my life was in her hands, and she treated me as a real person going through a very hard time- not just a another legal case."


"I love my lawyer"

"Carolyn has been absolutely amazing! Throughout our entire case she kept me updated on any and all information. Anytime I had questions or needed to reach her, she was always available by email and always quick to respond. I feel like she went to battle for my family! She's tough! I can't tell you how many times I said "I love my lawyer" during this whole ordeal. I highly recommend her."


"Kind, attentive, honest"

"From the very beginning she put me at ease. Whatever questions I had, she was able to answer them. She and her assistant Haley were always there to clarify procedures and I am blessed to have found her. I would highly recommend Carolyn and her office. They are kind, attentive, honest, and efficient. "


Testimonial Disclaimer Pursuant to Rule 7.1, RPC; Rule 407, SCACR: This is a "testimonial" about the attorney. Please be aware that any result obtained on behalf of one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients. No review should be interpreted as a comparison with other lawyer's services. 

Serving Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley Counties
Now offering virtual online mediation!

Why Mediate?

The benefits of mediation may include:

  • Faster resolution

  • Lower cost vs. traditional litigation

  • Higher rate of compliance with agreements

  • Improved co-parenting and less conflict

  • Agreements tailored to your family

  • Greater control over the outcome of your case

  • Better predictability about what will happen

  • Personal empowerment- you decide, not a judge

The goal of mediation is to help YOU reach an agreement. 

What is Mediation?

Mediation is a private, confidential, decision-making process in which an impartial facilitator (mediator), helps both sides reach a solution to their problem that both parties can accept. The mediator does not take sides, and all decisions are made by the parties themselves.  If no decision is reached, the parties are free to go to court. 

Common issues that can be addressed at family mediation include child custody, visitation, child support, private school expenses, alimony and spousal support, and property and debt division, including use of the home, vehicles, and bank accounts.

We can now mediate online via Zoom - perfect when one party is out-of-state or cannot travel.

Get in Touch

Call or email to request an appointment. 


 A Summerville divorce mediation firm, we bring a thoughtful, child-centered, equitable approach to resolving divorce and family law disputes. Mediation can be an alternative to contested litigation, or, in some circumstances, can help resolve contested cases in a more efficient way. Our goal is to help you part ways respectfully, while minimizing time, stress, and expense.  

We serve Charleston, North Charleston, Goose Creek, Mount Pleasant, West Ashley, Daniel Island, Moncks Corner, and all surrounding areas. Carolyn Bone, Esq., is a Certified South Carolina Family Court Mediator, as well as a divorce and family law attorney.

The Law Office of Carolyn M. Bone, LLC: 

Divorce, Family Law, & Mediation


703 North Magnolia Street

Summerville, SC 29483


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DISCLAIMER: The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your situation.  Contacting Carolyn M. Bone, LLC does not create an attorney-client relationship. Do not send any confidential information until  an attorney-client relationship has been established. Carolyn M. Bone, LLC is a Summerville divorce law firm focusing on family law, including divorce, separation, child and spousal support, child custody and visitation, property and debt division, and name changes.  Mediation site: CR 2020 by Carolyn M. Bone, LLC. All rights reserved.