I am a Member of the firm, Payne, Black & Pickelsimer, LLC, where I focus my practice on matters involving the family. I have been fortunate to receive an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from Newberry College, and my Master of Criminal Justice and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of South Carolina.
Whether the issue is a divorce; child custody; parenting time; spousal and child support; property division; division of retirement benefits; tax consequences of divorce; mediation and arbitration; annulments; paternity; prenuptial and postnuptial agreements; change of domicile; or post-judgment proceedings, the investigative and conflict resolution skills I developed during my 16+ years as a law enforcement officer, coupled with my knowledge and experience in family law, equip me well to serve the best interests of my clients.
I have made presentations at Continuing Legal Education courses on the topics of Securities Fraud, Expert Witness Testimony, and Spyware. I have several published decisions in the South Carolina Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of South Carolina.
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