Experienced Lawyer Serving Upstate South Carolina for More Than 20 Years
Representing clients in a wide variety of legal matters
For more than 20 years, the law firm of Maggi Fields Bailey has been helping the people of Greenville and Upstate South Carolina with all of their family law, probate, personal injury and Social Security issues. As a sole practitioner, I strive to give each of my clients the personal time and attention that their legal problems require, which ultimately leads to better results once the case gets resolved. I aim to provide anyone who comes to me for help the justice they deserve.
Bringing a personal touch to the law
When you go to large law firms, there is often a lack of a personal touch. However, I make myself much more accessible to clients than other attorneys. I take time to understand their situation so I can better serve them. I provide a good common-sense strategy to preserve integrity and dignity in the courtroom. When you come to me, you are assured the benefits of my:
More than 20 years of experience My decades of experience have helped me gain thorough knowledge and understanding of the law, which I use to get my clients favorable outcomes in their cases.
Highly-regarded representation I have an excellent reputation among my peers in the legal profession and am BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for my professionalism and ethics.
Honesty and integrity I won't tell you what you want to hear, I'll tell you what you need to hear. I will represent you aggressively, while maintaining the highest level of respect and dignity for all involved.
A wide variety of practice areas
Over the years I have taken on a range of cases, and I am prepared to help you in the following areas:
-Social Security disability & SSI
700 East North Street, Suite 7
Greenville SC 29601
South Carolina Family Law Full-service family law firm in Greenville
Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption, experiencing the pain of marital conflict or facing another legal issue close to home, I listen to your needs, understand your concerns and help you reach solutions to your legal problems.
I have served families in Upstate South Carolina for more than 20 years. I provide legal services across a wide spectrum of areas, including:
-Child custody and visitation
-Child support modification and enforcement
-Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
-Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
Adopting a child brings happiness to families, but when something goes wrong, there is a chance of substantial heartache. I assist families with the complex legal process of adoption, so you can feel secure about your child's future well-being.
Divorce is difficult, but it should not lead to a financial crisis. I can help you establish fair and equitable spousal support so you can continue to live as comfortably as you did before your marriage ended.
Child custody and visitation
For every parent, child custody is the most heart-wrenching aspect of divorce. I advocate for your parental rights so you can raise your children in an appropriate and healthy home.
Both parents share the responsibility of raising a child. I help ensure your child receives the financial support required for a healthy, happy upbringing.
Child support modification and enforcement
Child support payments remain the same unless the court modifies the child support order. If either parent experiences a significant change in financial circumstances, I can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.
Throughout your divorce, I stand by you. I accompany you through mediation or litigation, depending on which is likely to obtain the best possible results for you including fair distribution of assets, division of the marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.
Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
When South Carolina authorities interfere with your parental rights, you need a compassionate advocate who understands the bureaucratic red tape. I am skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of South Carolina to protect your parental rights.
Mediation puts the decisions in your hands and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than a trial. I am a skilled negotiator who can help you obtain the most favorable divorce settlement using mediation.
Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
When you marry your beloved, you may not foresee the potential problems that can eventually lead to divorce. I expect the unexpected and draft premarital agreements that protect both spouses' interests and that can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.
Family Law(50%); Civil Litigation(5%); Social Security(25%); Probate(15%); Mediation(5%)
Admitted: 1992, South Carolina Court; 2004, U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina; 1989, Florida (retired status in FL);
Law School: University of Kentucky, J.D.
College: Georgetown College, BA; University of Tennessee, MA
Member: Greenville County Bar Association; The South Carolina Bar (Member, Family Law Section); Federal Bar Association; South Carolina Women Lawyers Association.
Biography: Recipient, Richard W. Riley Award, 2000. Staff Member, Journal of Mineral Law and Policy, 1987-1989.
Born: Fleming, Kentucky
University of Kentucky