Cheryl Ann Truesdale

Cheryl Ann Truesdale

Cheryl A. Truesdale, Attorney at Law
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence
  • South Carolina
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1982 J.D. School of Law, University of South Carolina Practiced bankruptcy and consumer credit for 4 years Practiced personal injury and workers comp for 2 years Since 1989 have practiced family law, including divorce, child custody, visitation rights, grandparents rights, paternity, child support, alimony, division of marital assets.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Domestic Violence
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
South Carolina
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Sole Practitioner
Cheryl A. Truesdale, Attorney at Law
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Staff Attorney
Mosely Law Firm
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Staff Attorney
Piedmont Legal Services
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Education
University of South Carolina - Columbia
J.D. (1982) | Law
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Professional Associations
Greenville County Bar Association
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South Carolina State Bar
Member
- Current
Certifications
Family Court Mediator
South Carolina Board of Mediator/Arbitrator Certification
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47 Questions Answered

Q. I need to get custody of my daughter back, and the man on the birth certificate is not the biological father.
A: You need to consult with a lawyer in your area to help you file either a contempt action of a modification action.
Q. Can you appeal/overturn an ex parte/emergency custody order?
A: An ex parte Emergency order is an interim order and as such cannot be appealed. Most such orders, however, provide for a subsequent hearing, once the defendant is served, to allow a challenge to the decision. You can also file a motion for reconsideration within ten days of receiving the order.
Q. Can a new (first time) child support court order request funds for previous years of non-support?
A: Child support will be prospective not retrospective. The South Carolina Child Support Guidelines will determine the child support amount unless you and the mother agree to a different amount. I strongly advise you to consult with a family law practitioner in your area before making any decision.
Q. Can my husband adopt my son if his biological father does nothing for him?
A: Failure to support or visit during a continuance six month period can be grounds to terminate parental rights. The biological father, however, can voluntarily relinquish his parental rights and consent to an adoption. I suggest you get a consultation with a lawyer your area since you will need a lawyer's help to accomplish either option.
Q. I am the primary care giver to my eight biological children. Im concerned im being accused of neglect.
A: If your are looking for help for yourself and your children to get out of an abusive situation, I suggest you contact one of the following organizations: Safe Passage, inc. operates in York, Lancaster, Chester and Union Counties and can be reached at 800-659-0977 or through their website at www.safepassages.org National Coalition Against Domestic Violence can be contacted at 800-799-7233 or through their website at www.ncadv.org and they can refer you to an organization in your area who can help you. If you're looking for legal representation, S.C. Legal Services or the Pro Bono program of the S.C. Bar Association may be able to provide a lawyer. S.C. Legal Services can be reached at 888-346-5592 and the Pro Bono program can be reached at 800-395-3425.
Q. My ex is the custodial parent, I’m suffering hardships; loss of job, He equates visitation by support payments, can he?
A: Support and visitation are separate issues. If he is violating a provision of a court order, you can file a rule to show cause to compel compliance with the order.
Q. My daughter father just moved over 2 1/2 hrs away and wants me to bring her to to him.
A: You can file a case in family court to modify the court order. I suggest you consult with a lawyer on how to proceed.
Q. I'm going broke paying child support, is there anything I can do to drop/lower it ?
A: You question doesn't say, but assuming you are paying court ordered child support,the support amount can always be modified if there has been a substantial change in circumstances following the issuance of the court order that warrants the modification. For example, if you income has decreased you may be entitled to a reduction in your child support amount. There are other factors that can be considered as well, depending on the facts of your case. I suggest that you consult with a lawyer to discuss you case to see if the lawyer thinks filing a court case for a child support reduction is warranted.
Q. I am trying to see what forms I need to file I have sole physical custody and my ex has visitations for summers
A: Your question doesn't say if you have a court ordered custody. If you have a court order granting you custody and setting out the mother's visitation rights, you can file a Rule to Show Cause. That form can be obtained from the clerk of court's office in the family court. The Rule to Show Cause action would be to ask the court to hold the mother in contempt of court for not returning the child and to take steps to return the child to you. If you don't have court ordered custody, you need to consult with a lawyer in your area for advice.
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330 East Coffee Street
Greenville, SC 29601
USA
Telephone: (864) 527-5951
Fax: (864) 235-1283