Our firm has served families north and south of the Broad river for three generations

Family Owned and Operated

At The Fender Law Firm we understand that when someone is in need of a Beaufort family law attorney, it is generally at a difficult time in their lives. There are questions that need answers, confusion that needs clarification and actions that often need to be taken immediately. At the Fender Law Firm in Beaufort, our family law attorney and staff promises that you will be treated with respect and your unique situation taken seriously.


Practice Areas

Family Law
Name Changes
Family Court Contempt
DSS Cases / Litigation
Parental Rights
Same Sex

Beaufort Elementary | Career Day

On Friday April 3rd, we had the honor and pleasure of being asked to participate in Beaufort Elementary School’s Career Day. We were met by a highly enthusiastic group of 4th and 5th graders with who we thoroughly enjoyed spending our afternoon. The students asked some truly thought provoking questions and we can tell you that the future is a bright one for this group.

Big thanks to Beaufort Elementary School for having us, and we are already looking forward to the chance to participate again next year.


I had a very detailed custody matter. It was scheduled for an emergency hearing and on an expedited basis. Addison jumped right on the case even though it was last minute and would require at least 4 days in court. Addison was very friendly and knowledgeable. Great work!!
Aaron & Michelle Scarbro
Protecting Yourself from Paternity Fraud
Protecting Yourself from Paternity Fraud
August 15, 2018
Being a father comes with a lot of responsibilities. Legally, fathers are obligated to provide care, shelter, and financial support for their children. In the case of a married couple, the h...
Understanding How to Legally Change Your Name
Understanding How to Legally Change Your Name
July 15, 2018
There are several reasons that a person may want to legally change his or her name. While this process is fairly straightforward, the court will ultimately take into account the reasoning be...
Should You Consider Family Law Mediation?
Should You Consider Family Law Mediation?
June 12, 2018
A divorce is one of the most emotionally exhausting processes that a couple can go through. During this stressful time, making rational decisions is often easier said than done. Many couples...