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Carolyn Marie Bone

Family Attorney at Summerville, SC

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2008
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Carolyn

Learn Carolyn’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Have you been served with divorce papers? Worried about custody, alimony or child support? Our practice is devoted entirely to divorce and family law, so your family is our only focus. Based in Summerville, SC, we serve the entire Charleston area.

    15 years

  2. Family
    A Summerville divorce and family law firm, we handle all areas of domestic litigation, including divorce, custody, child support, alimony, modifications, and legal name changes.

    15 years

  3. Mediation
    I am a certified Family Court mediator. Please visit for more information about mediated divorce. We can help resolve family law issues quickly, efficiently, and often at a substantial savings to the parties.

    7 years

Our office focuses entirely on family law and Family Court mediation. We practice in the areas of divorce, separation, child custody, child support, alimony, modifications of prior orders, adult and child name changes, and adoption. Carolyn Bone is a certified South Carolina Family Court Mediator, helping to resolve divorce matters and other family law disputes. Based in Summerville, South Carolina, we serve the entire Charleston area. We are a client and solutions-focused firm, here to help you through your family law issues with dignity and efficiency. 


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Summerville, SC, 29485


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Rena | April 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very greatful
So glad God guided me to hire Carolyn. She and her paralegal Haley took a difficult situation and made it easier. I not only hired an attorney,but also a friend rhat wougyld watch over and make sure my son and I would be okay. She is just amazing
Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
People are put in our lives for a reason!
God always has a way of sending an angel in our time of need, especially when we need them the most! Carolyn was my angel at one of the worst times of my life. She not only guided me in the right direction legally but she always had a beautiful way of speaking with me in a caring yet professional way. She supported me and stood by me through some of the difficult times that I couldn’t seem to understand or see any hope for in the future. She was always very honest and thorough with every detail in my case. If I ever have to face a legal issue again, Carolyn will be the first person I call for guidance. I trust her knowledge and ability to manage crucial legal family court issues.
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Response from Carolyn Bone April 12, 2018
Thank you so much for your incredibly kind words! Nothing makes us happier than helping a client through a tough time.


  • Retainer Always
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Charleston Southern University
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Parise Law Firm
  • 2008 - 2013


  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Converse College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005


  • S.C. Board of Arbitrator & Mediator Certification
  • Certified Family Court Mediator
  • 2017 - Present
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Dorchester County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Dorchester County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2015 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Harvey Golden Award - Special Interest in Family Law
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Barton Clinic Child Law Grant
  • Emory University
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Taking on a Family Law Case (for Legal Staff)
  • 2018
  • Family Law Seminar
  • Myths of the Family Court
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (11)
Endorse Carolyn
Family Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Carolyn is knowledgeable and professional and a true advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I was opposing counsel in a hotly contested case with Carolyn, and found her to be very prepared, articulate, a tough lawyer, and extremely conscientious. Although the case was very contentious, she remained civil throughout. She is a worthy adversary. I strongly recommend her as a family law lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is extremely competent and always well prepared."
Family Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Friend
"I've known Carolyn for more than 10 years, and during that time she's always impressed me with her conscientious approach to this profession. She has a tremendous work ethic, and goes above and beyond to serve her clients. I have referred Carolyn a number of clients over the years, and will continue to do so based on her skill and character."
Family Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Carolyn is a caring and competent family attorney and our office enjoys working with her."
Family Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Carolyn for quite a while. She is a great attorney and a mentor to other attorneys in the area. I highly endorse her for Domestic Law."
Family Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have recommended Ms. Bone to people seeking family court attorneys. She cares about her clients and has the experience and wisdom needed to handle complex family court cases including child custody, child support, divorce, adoption and other family court issues."
Family Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carolyn is a knowledgeable and patient attorney. She has a genuine willingness to help others.On occasion, when family law issues arise in connection with my practice, she has not hesitated to offer resources and advice. She has volunteered her time and countless energy to serve on the board of the local bar association and been a welcoming presence to new attorneys. I recommend her for any type of family court representation."
Family Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Carolyn is extremely professional and knowledgeable."
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Summerville Family Lawyer Carolyn Marie Bone
Carolyn Marie Bone
Family Attorney
Summerville, SC
Licensed for 15 years