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Emily Welborn Ayers

Child custody Attorney at Charleston, SC

2.7   6 reviews

About Emily

Learn Emily’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Child custody

  2. Child support

  3. Divorce and separation

  4. Family
    Divorce, Child Custody, Relocation, Child Support, Divorce Modifications, Interstate Support, Marital Property Distribution, Restraining Orders, Name Changes, Alimony, Enforcement Actions

    16 years

Licensed for 15 years
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2007
Updated 05/21/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Ayers Family Law, LLC
One Carriage Lane
Building I Suite #101
Charleston, SC, 29407


2.7 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
Posted by Kassie | July 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Emily handled my divorce and I have referred several clients to her who were also very pleased with the service she provided. She was very thourough and I received everything I wanted in my divorce settlement. I never had a problem with getting in touch with her or someone else in the office when I had a question. I highly recommend using as your lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2010
Divorce made easy.
During this difficult time in my life Emily made the process so much easier. I was always able to rely on her and know I was getting the best representation. I would highly recommend her to anyone in the Charleston area!
Posted by Ashley | October 10, 2013
Family Case Assistance on a RTSC
I was able to obtain Emily on short notice for a Rule To Show Case from my ex-husband. I sent info denoucing my ex's bogus claims but Emily insisted on settling. An agreement was made before the hearing which I could not attend due to pregnancy travel limitations. But my ex's lawyer changed things in court and Emily just agreed. My ex's lawyer wrote up the RTS order the judge signed. Emily did not review prior and I had no protection in the order. She handled my case but no assertiveness was present. I would recommend her if you need someone quickly to handle a small case. I would not recommend her for a case that is of high importance or priority to you. I wish I was able to represent myself at that time and not waste thousands on mediocre services.
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Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Do not hire her
All the bad reviews are 100% correct. She is not only incompetent she will gauge you financially. Do not hire.
Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
No Ethics
This attorney is currently filing court paperwork to take my premature grandchild away from my daughter. Never mind that my daughter had an emergent C Section due to Covid and is currently on a vent at MUSC unable to speak for herself. Her child is still in the NICU. Of course this is the perfect time to file for custody. Dirtbag Attorney. Find another!
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Posted by Johnny | October 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Seriously Don't Use Emily Ayers Firm
Emily has two accounts listed on, the other account had a bad review, but I didn't listen and I had the same bad experience . Emily dropped the ball when it came time to negotiate my assets. I was bill several hours talking about my assets and my ex wife's assets. When the final agreement came none of my assets were not included. When I asked about it she said it was too late, I fired soon after. She would take days to get back to me, my ex would tell me her lawyer couldn't get in touch with Emily. She made things so difficult, personally I felt she must have had too many clients or is just completely incompetent. Be aware if you use her, you most likely are going to be frustrated with your decision. After I fired her it took nearly two months to get my refund and no one would ever contact me by phone or email when I left messages.
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Law Clerk
  • Carlock, Copeland, Semler & Stair, LLP , Copeland, Semler & Stair, LLP
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Associate
  • The Bleecker Law Firm, LLC
  • 2005 - 2010
  • United States District Court - District of S.C. The Honorable Henry F. Floyd
  • 2005 - 2005


  • Charleston School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Converse College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004


  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Center for Women - Charleston, SC
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Junior League of Charleston
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Family Law
  • Violence In the Home
  • 2010
  • Financial and Case Management for the Divorce Paralegal
  • Post-Judgment Responsibilities
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
Endorse Emily
Family Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Emily is an attorney who always listens to her clients and answers their concerns and questions. She speaks to her clients in a manner that allows them to feel heard and advocates for them for the best possible outcome."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Emily is a very competent and thorough attorney. She has a great handle on legal issues and her client's needs. Emily is fair and reasonable and uses that nature to represent her client's best interests. She excellent at guiding her clients towards appropriate settlements, but can also vigorously defend them when needed."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Emily. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I think highly of Emily. She is reasonable, fair, and shows great integrity. I have worked with her on some cases and I found her to be knowledgable and very practical in her approach to resolving her client's issues."
Family Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Emily and I have worked on several cases together, and she has done a great job advocating for her clients' best interests, while at the same time giving important insight to the clients about real-life expectations of a divorce or custody process. I highly respect and recommend Emily!"
Divorce and separation