Cheryl Ann Truesdale

Cheryl Ann Truesdale

Cheryl A. Truesdale, Attorney at Law
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence
  • South Carolina
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Summary

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
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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
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Certifications
Family Court Mediator
South Carolina Board of Mediator/Arbitrator Certification
Websites & Blogs
Website
Firm Website
Legal Answers
52 Questions Answered

Q. Do I legally have to talk to DSS if I already signed a contract stating I dont need supervision with my child?
A: Refusal to talk to DSS will not make them go away and may result in DSS taking the case to family court. I suggest that you get a consultation with a family court lawyer in your area who has experience handling DSS cases and get some advice.
Q. husband left no paperworks filed can he force me to leave home to rent or sell it ,my name is not on the place.
A: No, you both have a right to be in the marital home unless and until the family court grants to the home to one of you in a court hearing.
Q. Can I establish visitation rights to my daughter while living in another country?
A: Since the child was born out of wedlock, the family court in the county where the child resides would have to establish paternity in order for you to exercise visitation. This is accomplished by first filing a paternity and visitation case in family court and requesting a hearing. Paternity can be established as easily as the mother admitting that you are the father. In the alternative, the judge can order a paternity test. After the judge finds you to be the father, custody, child support and visitation can be ordered.
Q. I have been served a summons and notice regarding alleged contempt of a court order. How do I proceed on my own?
A: Contempt hearings are not decided on affidavits, but rather on evidence and testimony presented at the hearing. The burden to prove contempt is on the moving party and must show which specific paragraph of the Order was violated. Evidence presented must show that the accused party willfully violated the specified paragraph of the Order. The Complaint served on you should have a copy of the Order attached to it and should refer to the specific part of the Order that is alleged to have been violated.
Q. Have visitation with my son, his dad is asking for a background check and all info on sitter or I don’t see my son??
A: You don't say but I assume there is a court order that granted you visitation. The Order is the controlling document so I suggest that you read it to determine your rights and obligations. If you're still not sure after reading the Order, schedule a consultation with a lawyer in your area for advice.
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.
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Contact & Map
Business
330 East Coffee Street
Greenville, SC 29601
USA
Telephone: (864) 527-5951
Fax: (864) 235-1283