Klok Law Firm LLC opened in 2009 and are comprised of a husband and wife attorney team, Rhett D. Klok, Esq. and Suzanne Lafleur Klok, Esq. We are dedicated to helping our clients resolve their issues in Family Court.
Klok Law Firm LLC handles South Carolina Family Court matters including divorce, separate support and maintenance, alimony, child support, child custody, modification actions, name changes, juvenile law, and adoptions. Both attorneys are certified family court mediators with a collective 47 plus years of legal experience. We treat our clients with compassion and respect and at the same time passionately championing our clients' rights during difficult times. Our clients are in Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley counties. We also represent clients living out of state but who have children, spouses or former spouses living in South Carolina.
1002 Anna Knapp Blvd., Ste 103
Mount Pleasant SC 29464
KLF offers a free initial consultation.
Fees are determined on a case-by-case basis. During the initial consult the fee amount, either hourly with a retainer or a flat fee will be provided. Most clients pay a retainer or downpayment.
Please contact our office for rate inquiry.
Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
Divorce can be a scary and unsettling word. The decision to divorce is as important, if not more so, than the initial decision to marry.
Whether you're already well past the decision to get a divorce, or you're just beginning to wrestle with the idea, take solace in the knowledge that Klok Family Law is here with you every step of the way. One thing you will not want to worry about as you decide how to split up assets and custody is how you'll navigate your way through the murky waters of divorce law. Call an experienced divorce attorney at Klok Family Law today and let us help.
What does the divorce process look like?
Again, no matter where you are in the process, it can be an emotional and stressful time. One thing that can help reduce this anxiety is mental preparation; know what to expect. Typically, the process follows these steps:
Separation. Whether it's just a trial or a definitive step, separation (of living arrangements) usually marks the inauguration of a divorce. For some couples, a temporary separation is what they need to work through the issues. Perhaps divorce is not actually the solution, and a trial separation helps them learn this. For others, the decision to divorce has already been made, and starting new lives in new homes is the healthiest first step. In nearly all cases and in nearly all states, separation is the only necessary pre-requisite for the next step, which is filing.
Paperwork. This is where Klok Family Law comes in. There are a whole host of forms you will need to complete (such as a civil summons and a complaint for absolute divorce) based on your state of residence, and Klok Family Law will ensure that you have all your bases covered. Take the stress out of the details of the divorce and focus on the big picture so you can settle what's best for you and your family.
Court. Your Klok representative will be with you for this final step, as well. No one wants to spend an extraordinary amount of time in a courtroom; Klok Family Law will ensure that you are prepared for your case and walk away ready to begin your new life.
Divorce laws by state
In addition to the divorce process, there are a few more things to consider as you entertain the decision to divorce. Laws are different in every state. All states recognize divorce for various reasons, including the "no-fault". Where states differ, however, are in matters such as waiting periods (how long you need to wait before your divorce will be considered legal). Factors that states consider when determining waiting periods include (but are not limited to):
Klok Family Law is experienced in South Carolina divorce law, and is here to advise you throughout the process. A knowledgeable Mt. pleasant divorce attorney at Klok Family Law can walk you through the specifics of South Carolina laws so that you don't have to make this journey alone. Contact us today to see how we can help you.
Suzanne Lafleur Klok represents individuals who are facing life changing events and those who wish to protect themselves from unnecessary hardship. Her practice includes debt negotiation, elder law, estate planning, probate, family law and bankruptcy cases, as well as business formation services. Suzanne practices a holistic approach to the practice of law. By focusing on individual client needs, Suzanne is able formulate a unique strategic plan for each of her clients.
Prior to establishing the Klok Law Firm, Suzanne had over a decade of litigation experience in products liability, personal injury, transportation, tobacco, medical devices, environmental toxic tort and securities and consumer fraud class action litigation. Suzanne's meticulous pre-trial skills and ability to identify critical facts and supporting evidence has allowed her the flexibility to practice in a variety of complex areas. Early in her career, Suzanne practiced corporate and tax law. She also speaks at legal education seminars on a variety of topics. Suzanne serves on the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Collaborative Law Institute, a non-profit organization, formed to educate the public on an alternative to aggressive litigation which allows them to resolve disputes without going to court.
Believing in the importance of connecting with her community, Suzanne is a volunteer Guardian ad litem. Through her volunteer work as a Guardian ad litem she is able to speak for the most vulnerable in our society, our children. Suzanne was also one of the first private attorneys to collaborate with the Homeownership Resource Center, a division of Family Services, Inc., a local non-profit agency, to assist homeowners in financial crisis. By providing counseling and debt negotiation services at no charge to homeowners through the Homeownership Resource Center, she works with homeowners and loan services to try and help homeowners keep their homes. In the past, Suzanne has served on the Board of Directors for East Cooper Meals on Wheels.
Bar Number: 472371
District of Columbia, 2001
Bar Number: 23824
Bar Number: 11856
New Mexico, 1999
Bar Number: 69875
South Carolina, 2001
Loyola University School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1995
Newcomb College of Tulane University
Bachelor of Arts, 1991
Loyola University School of Business
Rhett D. Klok represents individuals by fighting for their rights and protecting their future. His practice includes products liability, personal injury, veterans disability, entertainment law, as well as domestic and family law cases. As a U.S. citizen raised in Mexico City, Rhett is not only bilingual but has a multicultural worldview that has served him well when representing the diverse needs of plaintiffs. He possesses an interdisciplinary background and has the flexibility and know-how to successfully tackle a client's problems. Rhett's "hands-on" approach, along with pursuing each case zealously, which has served his clients well throughout the years.
Prior to founding the Klok Law Firm, Rhett worked on complex litigation such as In re Silicone Breast Implant Litigation, the groundbreaking Castano v. American Tobacco Company, the Tobacco Litigation on behalf of the states of Texas and New Mexico, as well as several medical devices and drug Multi-District litigations such as Kugel Mesh, Sulzer Hip, Rezulin and, was appointed to the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee In Re: Nuvaring Litigation. He has litigated railroad crossing, medical prescription errors, nursing home, medical device, medical malpractice, pharmaceutical, aviation, asbestos, tobacco, vehicle and tire defect cases as well. Rhett has served as vice chair of the American Association for Justice's Preemption Law Litigation Group. Also, he is a regular speaker at legal seminars on a variety of topics such as settlement, litigating personal injury cases, and preemption.
A strong believer in community involvement, Rhett has been a volunteer Guardian ad litem where he protects and speaks on behalf of children in South Carolina who would otherwise not have a voice within the court system. In 2009 and 2010, he negotiated with loan services on behalf of homeowners in financial crisis to help them keep their homes through loan modifications and refinancing at no charge working through a collaborate effort with the Homeownership Resource Center, a division of Family Services, Inc., a local non-profit agency.
Bar Number: 69876
South Carolina, 2001
Bar Number: 22030
Bar Number: 24015076
Bar Number: 471033
District of Columbia, 2001
Bar Number: 11855
New Mexico, 1998
Bachelor of Arts, 1989
Loyola University School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1992
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