When you call to set up your initial appointment or consultation, we will first run a conflicts check. To do this, you will be asked for your name, address, telephone numbers, date of birth, Social Security number, and the same for your spouse or any adverse party. The receptionist will then inform you of the required fees, advise you on Separation and Divorce in South Carolina: A Client’s Guide, and let you know if there is additional information needed. You should not give the receptionist case details other than those specifically requested. This appointment cannot be scheduled by anyone other than you. Most lawyers, including our lawyers, have a negative reaction when a parent calls to make an appointment for an adult child. We generally schedule initial appointments for ten o’clock and two o’clock Monday through Friday but other times can be arranged by appointment. Initial appointments generally take about two hours but this varies depending on your individual case.