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
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
South Carolina
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Sole Practitioner
Cheryl A. Truesdale, Attorney at Law
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Staff Attorney
Mosely Law Firm
Staff Attorney
Piedmont Legal Services
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
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Family Court Mediator
South Carolina Board of Mediator/Arbitrator Certification
Websites & Blogs
Firm Website
Legal Answers
64 Questions Answered
Q. Can someone be charged with custodial interference if there is no court order?
A: In South Carolina, signing a birth certificate provides merely rebuttable evidence that the signer is the biological father of a child born out of wedlock. The putative father's paternity must be established in a family court hearing, before he is legally recognized as the father and before he can legally exercise visitation or seek custody of the child. Until then, the putative father has no legal rights in the child. If, however, the mother brought a child support case against the putative father and child support was ordered, his paternity would have been established in that case.
Q. Can I leave my husband and move out of state with my 3 children?
A: You can, but any case filed for divorce/child custody will have to be in filed in the county in South Carolina in which you and your husband last lived together.
Q. If there are 2 children born out of wedlock in SC, and the mother moves with the children out of the state...
A: A child born out of wedlock is presumed to be the child of the mother, but the father is required to prove his paternity to have any parental rights to the child or any financial obligation to the child.
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Contact & Map
330 East Coffee Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Telephone: (864) 527-5951
Fax: (864) 235-1283
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