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Beverly Kay Ballinger

Divorce and separation Attorney at Mount Pleasant, SC

5.0   24 reviews
  • State Years
    South Carolina - SC 30 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 31 years
    Louisiana - LA 37 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State SC
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State LA
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Beverly

Learn Beverly’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    45%
    Get the Helping hand You Need Throughout Your Divorce & Separation Case. Schedule an Appointment Today!

    38 years

  2. Alimony
    20%
    Advocating For Your Best Interests EXPLORING COST-EFFECTIVE, OUT-OF-COURT ALTERNATIVES TO SPOUSAL SUPPORT. Call us today

    38 years

  3. Child support
    15%
    Helping Families Provide For Their Children. We represent clients both initiating and defending against child support actions. Please call us now

    38 years

  4. Child custody
    10%
    Helping Parents Build Relationships With Their Children. We help both mothers and fathers obtain custody of their children. Please call today

    38 years

  5. Family
    5%
    Trust an Experienced Advocate to Represent You in Your Family Law Matter. DON’T MAKE DECISIONS FOR YOUR FAMILY BASED ON EMOTION. Call NOW!

    38 years

  6. Marriage and prenuptials
    5%

TENACIOUS, EXPERIENCED DIVORCE LAWYER WHO WORKS TO GET THE BEST RESULT FOR YOU. PRACTICING OVER 34 YEARS

At the Ballinger Law Firm, we exclusively practice family law. However, our practice is informed by years of experience and an extensive background in commercial litigation in a broad variety of subjects. This background enables us to assist our clients with the complex issues that often accompany divorce and family law disputes.

Awards

Gold Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2023,2021
Client's Choice
2023 2021

Location

Ballinger Law Firm
858 W Lowcountry Blvd.
Suite 101
Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Christina | May 14, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Beverly is my saving grace!
Divorce is hard and I was not prepared emotionally for the toll it would take on me. I am beyond grateful for Beverly's support and guidance through the process. She listened, asked the tough questions and pressed on the important issues. Through the process, I was able to gain protection for myself and my kids and also feel the final Settlement was very fair. I always felt she had my best interests in mind, 100% of the time. I highly recommend Beverly, without her I would not have gotten the outcome I did. For that, I am thankful.
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Posted by Aron | May 12, 2023
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Would Recommend To Friends and Family
Beverly is the best attorney I have ever worked with. She explained everything to me in terms I could easily understand and tells it like it is. Was always very responsive when I had questions outside of our meetings. If anyone is looking for a knowledgeable Lawyer with lots of experience I highly recommend her.
Posted by Mary | February 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
So helpful
Beverly Ballinger was such a help throughout my divorce. She was so knowledgeable and guided me to the best accountants and professionals to assist. The divorce took longer than most but I believe that with her professionalism, the outcome was fantastic. I would recommend her and I can’t thank her enough for all of her and teams help.
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Posted by Katie | January 31, 2023
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You won't be disappointed
Bev was attentive and thorough throughout my lengthy divorce. She was available every step of the way and made sure I understood everything before moving forward. She was able to see the bigger picture and was in tune with my needs and wants, thus providing excellent representation. I am satisfied with the outcome of my divorce and would certainly recommend her to others.
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2023
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I'm glad I found her.
Going thru a divorce is truly a stressful event but having a lawyer like Ms Ballinger has helped alleviate much of the stress. She has proven herself to be knowledgeable, compassion, patient and an advocate for her clients! I am 64 yoa male that was faced with the life changing event called Divorce! Not sure what to do so I contacted Ms Ballinger to dicuss my situation ..she listened without judgement and stated she would be glad to take on my case. Since that call she has worked tirelessly on my behalf to gain an agreement in my favor! During this process she made sure I understood everything. My calls/ emails were answered promptly, billing statements were easy to understand and her office staff was great! I'm so glad I found Ms Ballinger and hired her as my attorney.. money well spent!
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Posted by Leo | October 16, 2022
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Best Attorney Ever
I didn’t Beverly Ballinger from any other attorney when I met her, I had looked her up online and read some reviews that is how I made my decision. Beverly’s office wasn’t close to where I was living at the time but the results were well worth the drive. During my initial consultation with Beverly, she was through in her questioning, transparent and nonsense which one will appreciate when you are paying by the hour, etc. Beverly is a likeable attorney but her job is to represent you and get you the best outcome possible for your case. She will communicate with you throughout the preparation phase of your case and what you can expect leading up to your trail or mediation. Beverly does not sugar coat or try to make you feel warm and fuzzy she is factual which I like. I was blown away during my meditation session, with the information Beverly was very detailed in the information she had compiled, she left no stone unturned, which paid great dividends for me in the outcome of my meditation. If you notice I call Beverly Ballinger Beverly and here is the reason why during meditation you spend a lot of down time sitting in the room that when the attorney client role ends and you are just people. Beverly talked about our lives up bringing things we liked and didn’t like, just two people getting to know each other something you don’t have time for when you are getting ready for a trial or meditation. I would highly recommend Beverly Ballinger, Attorney at Law.
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Posted by Caitlin | February 9, 2022
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Bev is tenacious, driven and detail oriented. No one wants to engage a lawyer but she is the one you want on your side!
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2022
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Client Review
I was caught off guard and needed to act fast to gather evidence to get a positive outcome in my case. Beverly was quick to get on board and get things moving when other attorneys weren't responding to my phone calls or couldn't get to me for several weeks. I had an unusual situation with the legal ownership of the marital home and without Beverly's assistance and consultation I'm sure I would have fared much worse in the property division. She always kept it professional when dealing with the opposing party's attorney or outside consultants and never fought just to fight with the opposing counsel. I would without hesitation recommend Beverly to someone going through the terrible situation I found myself in.
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Posted by James | April 19, 2021
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Thought I lost
Bev handled my case when it looked very bleek for me. She advised me on steps to take and I ended up with an outcome in my favor.
Posted by Wanda | March 31, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
A Highly Competent Representation Team
Attorney Beverly Ballinger and her sharp legal assistant recently helped me through my divorce and it was a very complicated case after 42 years of marriage. I love to refer to them as "Team Wanda". Having no experience with divorce law, I had to be educated by them on the laws, rules and process. I greatly value the timely advice I received, the tough love talks I received as needed to keep me on track, and the other professionals that were recommended to me to gather evidence and go through personal as well as business documents and financial records. Divorce is stressful and depressing, especially where there has been much deceit, adultery and financial secrets. It is very important to find an attorney that you feel will fully represent your interests and fight for you every step of the way. It is only natural to feel down in the beginning of this process, especially with so many unknowns, but it can turn around and you can feel empowered by the knowledge you gain through the process when you have highly competent representation that is willing to help you dig for the facts and present them well every step of the way. Documentation is everything and well worth the effort. I am satisfied with the outcome of this case, especially the financial aspect. My experience with Beverly Ballinger and assistant Kaitlyn was top notch. I felt cared for and supported every step of the way. They are firm but gentle and patient when I needed it. My ex-husband cannot say the same thing about his experience. I do not wish divorce on anyone, but if needed, do not hesitate to call on Beverly Ballinger. I believe she can handle any case. Thanks again for all of your help. Best wishes to all.
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Posted by Laura | March 10, 2021
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The Lawyer You Want on Your Side!
Beverly is an absolutely outstanding attorney who navigated my family court case with professionalism and grace. She fought for me at every turn and I can't put in to words how grateful I am for everything she did for me both in and out of the court room during one of the hardest times in my life. If you want an attorney who knows the legal system like the back of her hand and will ALWAYS be in your corner, then she is hands down the best lawyer for the job. I seriously can't recommend Ms. Ballinger enough!
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Posted by Brian | March 9, 2021
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Great to work with
Bev is tenacious and direct. She seems to strive to get the most for her clients, at least she did in my case.
Posted by MSG Pete | February 26, 2021
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Outstanding Lawyer
Ms. Ballinger was the consummate professional (with a personal touch). She had a demonstrated knowledge of the intricacies of Family Court, and I cannot state enough how pleased I was with how my divorce was handled, and the favorable results achieved. Her billing was always straightforward, and was detailed, so I knew I wasn't being taken advantage of. She was always reachable, and would answer my questions directly. I am a "get to the point" kind of guy, and Ms. Ballinger never wasted my time. I quickly learned that anything I was asked to produce was to facilitate a smoother court process. She knew what would fly, and what wouldn't. Many times her competent Legal Assistant could resolve issues I had. As an old retired Army Sergeant, I wish to offer anyone looking for a divorce lawyer the following advice: Our unit had an astronomically high divorce rate, and I personally witnessed at least 20 divorces. My observations from the good and bad outcomes were these: The most successful outcomes always seemed to hinge on these three factors: 1) A divorce lawyer who only practiced family law. The frequently changing divorce laws needs a specialist, not a "jack of all trades". 2) A lawyer who has practiced in your area for a long time. It can't be stated enough how important it is for your lawyer to know, and be known, by the courtroom personalities. Knowing what various judges will focus on pays dividends. That only comes with long term experience in a particular jurisdiction. 3) A Female Lawyer. (Especially for guys). They always got much better results than male lawyers did, representing both husbands and wives. I won't speculate on why that is. What I do get is that a female lawyer understands "her kind", and cannot get bamboozled by another femme. The above criteria is what I used to decide on a lawyer. Ms. Ballinger met and surpassed them, with results that exceeded my expectations. In my opinion, she is a five star (plus!) rated lawyer. If you are searching for a family court attorney, Ms. Ballinger should be it.
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Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2018
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Beverly will not just work for you, but lead you effortlessly to the results you need.
Very detail-oriented and committed to providing the absolute best representation. Beverly will certainly invest herself in your case and will not waste time. Excellent communication and extraordinarily knowledgeable. Highly recommended for anyone who needs the most professional, persevering and experienced lawyer in the region.
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Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2018
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A Family Court Expert
As Beverly Ballinger was highly recommended to me, I would also fully endorse her and her legal services after having worked with her. Her knowledge of the family court is impressive. She guided me through the divorce process and gave me sound advice at every turn. She gave thorough, concise explanations of the process and answered all of my questions honestly. She helped me prepare for all of the possible outcomes of negotiations and hearings. I liked her straight forward approach. Ms. Ballinger is a professional in every sense of the word. When she walks into the courtroom she is fully prepared and represents her client’s interests. She is polished and poised and she is definitely someone you want in your corner.
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Posted by Michael | April 6, 2018
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Beverly is a great lawyer!
Choosing a lawyer for my situation was a daunting task. After researching my options, I finally decided to choose Beverly Ballinger. What an excellent choice it turned out to be! Beverly’s attention to detail, knowledge of family law and careful guidance never failed me throughout my case. Beverly’s ability to communicate and explain complicated legal issues helped to ease my mind. Whether in mediation or court, Beverly argued for me and utilized her impeccable professionalism to defend my best interests. Beverly’s work ethic was second to none, and she conscientiously fought for me every step of the way. She is a truly remarkable person and attorney. I am fortunate and thankful Beverly Ballinger was on my team!
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Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2017
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The BEST in Charleston.
“Beverly did a fabulous job representing me on behalf of my daughter and I cannot thank her enough. She taught me that being nice isn’t always appreciated, and you have to be strong. I will never forget what she did for us and I strongly recommend her as your family law lawyer.”
Posted by Josh | June 26, 2017
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Client Review of Beverly Ballinger
Beverly saved my relationship with my kids and made it possible for me to preserve my 50/50 custody time. I was an out-of-state transfer with a confusing set of A/B scenario orders. Also, the opposing party added to already muddied waters with some bizarre allegations and affidavits in attempts to diminish my parenting time by tarnishing my reputation. Beverly helped me sift through medical, school and personal records to deflate the allegations and show the truth. She guided me to the right people for testimonies and prepared a solid case. At the initial hearing she was able to clearly show the judge why the 50/50 order should be upheld and got the ruling to back it up. It was a huge blessing to our family as it made it possible for me to raise all of my children together. Without her expertise and attention to detail I may have only had every other weekend.
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Posted by Lynette | April 25, 2017
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Beverly, "A Quiet Storm"
I walked into Beverly's office on April 5, 2015 for a free consultation, broken mentally and anxious to how I will begin again after 21 years of marriage. I was spiritually led by My Lord to her office and I planned to retain her expertise after 10 minutes into our conversation. Keep in mind, I met withtwo other counsels; West of the Ashley, North Charleston then I decided on Church Street. I trusted Beverly's many years of experience to resolve my issues which she did with her female "pit bull" demeanor as my ex-husband stated upon being face-to-face at the negotiation table. Beverly, "kick butt attitude" took down his lawyer; he was gracious enough to peacefully represent himself at the final hearing. Beverly became my voice and secured my heart during my time of transition and renewal of my life; she along with her competent, Lesley A. Graham, Legal Assistant witnessed my life change from a low-level State employee to an Executive Director of a rewarding non-profit educational agency {Teachers' Supply Closet}. Both ladies celebrated my excitement with me during the early stage of my divorce proceedings. I endorse Beverly Kay Ballinger, as your Divorce Attorney, as she is a Quiet Storm you want to characterize you. To that point, she left nothing on the table during my Separation and Property Settlement Agreement and I received MY Final Order Approving Agreement and DECREE OF DIVORCE which included a sizable amount of dollars as it pertained to ALL asset division!!
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Posted by karen | September 13, 2016
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Very diligent and sincere
Beverly has helped me with getting the maximum alimony and protection from an abusive husband. She has fought for me every step of the way. She has been professional and respectful while getting the help and support I have needed. I am truly glad she is in my corner.
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Work Experience

  • President/Owner
  • Ballinger Law Firm
  • 2002 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Simons and Keaveny
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Attorney
  • Nexsen Pruet
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • Grimball & Cabaniss, LLC
  • 1995 - 1998
  • Associate
  • Mark C. Tanenbaum, P.A.
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Associate
  • Nesser, King & Le Blanc
  • 1987 - 1992
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Louisiana Supreme Court
  • 1986 - 1987
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Education

  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude
  • 1975

Associations

  • South Carolina Bar
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • District of Columbia
  • Member
  • 1993 - 2018
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (10)
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Family Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I recently handled a case in which Ms. Ballinger was opposing counsel. She was articulate, well prepared, and a strong advocate for her client. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the opportunity to work with Beverly as opposing counsel recently. I found her to be tough, brillant, and a real pleasure to work with. In a field as adversarial as ours, it is always so refreshing to work with an attorney who can remain kind, even while advocating strongly for their client's position. Beverly does all of these things and is an admirable attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Beverly and I have been involved in a number of cases throughout the years, and no matter how hotly contested, she has always remained civil, incredibly articulate, and prepared. She has always been a worthy opposing counsel, and while we have had our share of difficult cases, there has never been a situation where I would not be comfortable meeting to discuss issues in a case with her. Her consummate professionalism and skill have allowed us to resolve cases for both clients' best interests on many occasions, and her attention to the details that matter in people's real lives is always a benefit for parties in a separation or divorce."
Family Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Beverly and I have had domestic cases together and she does an outstanding job of representing her clients. She is aggressive yet professional to deal with and knows when to try a case and also when one needs to settle. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Beverly and I have worked numerous cases together. She is a very worthy opponent, skilled in the law and experienced in the courtroom. It is refreshing when an attorney can zealously represent a client and negotiate towards settlement or go to trial if needed."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Beverly is a well respected Family Court attorney. She is a formidable advocate and shows compassion for her clients. She is results oriented and possesses the skills to handle complex cases."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Beverly Ballinger. She is a hard-working, tenacious and committed family law attorney. Beverly is highly competent and committed to providing her clients with the best representation possible. Her clients are in good hands, and I am happy to call her my friend and colleague."
Family Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Beverly Ballinger is a great family court and divorce lawyer. She is a zealous advocate who cares about her clients; she knows the law and is able to argue forcefully for her clients. Beverly takes her duties to her clients very seriously. She works hard and she is results oriented. I have known Beverly for years and she has impressed me with her settlement skills and her knowledge of the law. She is also a worthy advocate in and out of the courtroom. I endorse Beverly for any case which is contested, uncontested, complicated or not so complicated. She can handle all of them."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I crossed swords with Bev in a business case years ago and was impressed with her litigation skills. We have remained friends since then and I have a great deal of respect and admiration for her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Beverly Ballinger is an exceptional lawyer who, as a result of years of experience, is able to asses and evaluate the needs of each individual case and then use her skills as necessary in order to achieve the desired result. Bev's success is driven by her ability to work well with her peers in order to resolve cases amicably and by her reputation for being prepared and willing to try cases when necessary."
Family Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Beverly Ballinger is a superb attorney who is very client oriented. She is a zealous advocate of her client’s rights who after learning the facts, explains her client’s rights under the law. She will always inform her clients of the options available and works with her clients to develop a plan to achieve their objectives. She encourages her clients to attempt to negotiate a reasonable settlement when possible. If not, her extensive litigation experience gives her the background to be very aggressive when necessary. She is detail oriented, extremely persistent and diligent, and always well prepared. I am an experienced trial attorney and law professor, and when I found myself in crisis with imminent need of a family law attorney, I hired her. She left no stone unturned in her efforts on my behalf. She provides high quality representation at a reasonable cost. She knows the family court system well."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Beverly Ballinger is a caring attorney with a deep understanding of South Carolina family law, as well as the "unwritten rules" of the Charleston Family Court. If you are looking for an excellent attorney, you will make a good choice if you hire Beverly to represent you,"
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Mount Pleasant Divorce and separation Lawyer Beverly Kay Ballinger
Beverly Kay Ballinger
Divorce and separation Attorney
Mount Pleasant, SC
Licensed for 37 years