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Christine Marie Howard

Divorce and separation Attorney at Greenville, SC

4.9   41 reviews
  • State Years
    South Carolina - SC 28 years
    Florida - FL 28 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State SC
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Christine

Learn Christine’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    We manage all aspects of your divorce case from your custody arrangements, child support and alimony amounts to your asset and debt divsion.

    29 years

  2. Child custody
    30%
    We will help you establish your custody arrangement from the very begining or help you modify the custody arrangement you have in place.

    29 years

  3. Child support
    10%
    We can help you establish your child support plan or modify your child support plan depending on the circumstances of your case.

    29 years

  4. Family
    10%
    We handle divorce, separation, custody, visitation, child support, name changes alimony, mediation and many other family law issues.

    29 years

Christine M. Howard is a life-long resident of Greenville, SC and a graduate of the University of South Carolina.  Christine received her law degree from the University of Miami and is admitted to practice law in South Carolina and Florida. She is a member of the South Carolina Bar, the Florida Bar, and the Greenville Bar Association.

Christine began her legal career in 1995 as a staff attorney for the Child Support Enforcement Division of the South Carolina Department of Social Services.  Christine opened her Firm in 1997 and has been providing family law services to the Upstate of South Carolina ever since.

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Location

Christine M. Howard
202 West Stone Avenue
Greenville, SC, 29601

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  41 customer reviews
Posted by Kelli | January 18, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
She made a difficult situation easier
Christine Howard made my experience of getting a divorce a much easier process than I ever imagined. She cared about what was best for me and led me through each step of the way. I'm very thankful that I found her and that she was the one who guided me through a difficult time in my life. Her professionalism and empathy gave me the confidence and the ability to do what I knew was right for me and my children.
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Posted by Tena | May 3, 2021
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Divorce
Christine was awesome handling my divorce. Explained everything in great detail was very helpful.
Posted by Nick | November 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Christine and her staff were great to work with and they helped me through a very difficult time. She was patient and understanding. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing a divorce attorney. Thank you Christine for everything.
Posted by Lori | February 6, 2020
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Family Law
Christine Howard assisted me with a family court matter involving a separation agreement. I cannot stress enough how effective she is in this area. She explained the process in full at every step and kept me aware of the steps and choices. She is professional, knowledgeable, efficient, timely and an expert in her field. I highly recommend her services.
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Posted by Amanda | November 16, 2019
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Child Support Attorney
I hired Christine Howard to represent me in a case regarding a child support dispute. Throughout the entire process Ms. Howard proved herself knowledgeable, and thorough. She was patient, kind, and empowered me to do what is best for my family. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best Family Lawyer in Upstate SC
I hired Christine Howard for an uncontested divorce. She made the process smooth and took care of things in a timely manner. At the hearing the Judge even complimented her work, how she always has everything prepared and completed to perfection, and how it is a true pleasure to see her in court. I could not possibly give a compliment comparable to that, but I can definitely attest to all of the above.
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Posted by Kit | February 23, 2019
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Authentic Trustworthy Expertise with Heart
Of all the lawyers I have hired, fired, sued, litigated against, and observed in court, Christine Howard stands out as one of the most uncompromising (of her own ethics and integrity), authentic, trustworthy legal professionals, I have ever observed. Her responsiveness to my inquiries, feedback is outstanding and noteworthy. One of her superpowers is her ability to maintain expertise objectivity while also standing in her humanity and heart, to see each client individually, as opposed to the patronizing pomposity and disregard I have observed in most legal professionals. I consulted a few lawyers before hiring her. To me, hiring a lawyer isn't a simple or trivial matter, as the outcome can have major impact on my life. My ex and I worked out the details of our divorce and wanted a lawyer to shape/execute properly. Because I am who I am, the settlement is VERY unusual. Rather than do the pointed finger thing I heard from other lawyers (oh you can't possibly understand/mean this, the law is too complex you will shoot yourself in the foot, be taken to the cleaners, etc.) she just asked me questions like 'have you considered xyz what do you want to do about abc'. Although I was entitled to certain things, she didn't try to talk me out of what I decided was best for me. She simply heard me and informed, then devised the best legal path to what I wanted. She told me with as much exactitude as I desired, what she was doing, why thus and such wouldn't fly, etc. Rendered legal guidance and direction, in simple terms with genuine intent to inform, based on client objectives. Presented strategies and options, risks. I was very glad to observe, she is, almost excruciatingly, detail oriented (which is a hoot for a career technical prof data worshipper to assert) in her attention to my info, docs, filing schedule, mailing, etc I understand too many clients see themselves as victims of a complicated legal system, so act accordingly, giving up all control to their hired expert. I understand why many legal professionals are habituated to objectify (label us) and patronize clients as if their superior legal knowledge gives them complete control even over our objectives. I have had lawyers tell me that exact thing, in essence. 'If you hire me stay out of my way I'll make all the decisions'. To those lawyers: NOPE. Only on legal process/procedures. Only in accordance with MY objectives. It's my legal affairs pal, I have to live with the results! I consider Christine the go to lawyer for clients who want to be treated as if they are in charge of their own affairs - which we truly are. If more lawyers could meld their humanity/expertise like Christine, perhaps the Judiciary wouldn't be so shrouded against legal profession
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Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2018
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Separation Agreement & Divorce
Christine Howard and her entire support staff provided excellent legal service for me regarding my specific family situation. Everyone was very professional and thorough in every way. I would not hesitate to use Christine Howard again for any legal need I happen to have. Thank you!
Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great!
Christine made an international nightmare both bearable and complete! Lisa also was a pleasure to deal with! Rocommend me them highly!!
Posted by Sabrina | October 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The Best
When I started researching who I should use as a divorce lawyer. I called a few different ones. I would leave voicemails only to receive a email response back from one lawyer or no response from others. As soon as I called Christines I may have had to leave a voicemail but Lisa was always there to answer the phone or return calls. From the beginning Lisa and Connie would answer all my questions via phone or email. Christines office gave me the most comforting vibe. This last year has been a long one but Christine, Lisa and Connie have made it super easy and convienent. I never had issues receiving dates for hearings or papers to get signed. Christine is extremely knowledgeable and has been wonderful with my case. If I ever need them again, which in my case, I just may. I’ll definitely call Christine Howard and her team. Thanks for everything!!!
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Posted by Sabrina | October 15, 2018
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The Best!
When I started researching who I should use as a divorce lawyer. I called a few different ones. I would leave voicemails only to receive a email response back from one lawyer or no response from others. As soon as I called Christines I may have had to leave a voicemail but Lisa was always there to answer the phone or return calls. From the beginning Lisa and Connie would answer all my questions via phone or email. Christines office gave me the most comforting vibe. This last year has been a long one but Christine, Lisa and Connie have made it super easy and convienent. I never had issues receiving dates for hearings or papers to get signed. If I ever need them again, which in my case, I just may. I’ll definitely call Christine Howard and her team. Thanks for everything!!!
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Posted by Lisa | April 30, 2018
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Christine Howard
I was very pleased with Christine and her staff. Going through a divorce is a very difficult and emotional event. Christine and her staff showed genuine care and compassion backed with legal expertise. My anxiety level decreased greatly upon meeting Christine and her staff. I am so thankful that I had them on board to help me make this transition. I highly recommend this great team.
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Posted by Brandon | January 29, 2018
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Highly Recommend Christine M. Howard
Going through a separation or divorce is never easy, and when it is unexpected makes it even more difficult, either way most people are just trying to cope with a significant life changing event. Figuring out the next step and the best way to handle the situation is tough for anyone. The circumstance that I was in, like every case, is different from that of others, however, I found myself doing what anyone reading this is doing and that is trying to find an attorney that could help. I called several attorneys and considering money was an issue it was frustrating to have office after office quote me by the hour, the half hour, and in one case by the minute. Calling Christine M. Howard office was a completely different experience, with the person answering the phone, Lisa, taking the time to talk to me, without any pressure, she was helpfully and made everything as clear as she could from the outset, which made the decision to set-up an appointment that much easier. From the first call, through meeting with Christine and working with her and her team throughout the process, has been like that first call, a different experience. Different from other attorneys I have worked with and from what I have heard from others that have been through this and how their experience differed. There was no quote by the hour, no “plus expenses,” rather the rate was set to do a job that was clearly outlined from the start. Christine and her team did that job with a level of professionalism, understanding of differing needs, a willingness to explain questions and concerns, and always quick to respond to emails or calls, all of these things have become a rarity in any profession. These factors combined to make for different experience that made a really difficult situation easier on everyone concerned. I could go on, but needless to say, I highly recommend Christine M. Howard to anyone and I can not thank her and her team enough for all they have done, it is greatly appreciated.
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Posted by Micky | August 30, 2017
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Wonderful advisor through a though time
When selecting a divorce attorney I read a lot of online reviews. I selected Christine based on her stellar reviews online. I was very impressed with Christine and her staff from the first meeting. Christine gave me solid advice throughout the process (even when it was not what I wanted to hear). She was diligent in her guidance throughout the process and lead me down the right path from day one. She did not sugar coat anything for me which I appreciated. My personal pet peeve is not being able to communicate in a timely fashion which seems to be pretty normal for some attorneys around the area. I have to say the communication was great! I always got a call or email back in a timely manner. The staff there is very friendly and always willing to help if they can. I cannot say enough good things about Christine Howard and her staff (Lisa Harris & Connie Woods).
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Posted by Daniel | August 27, 2017
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Christine
I would definitely recommend Christine and her team for any of your family law needs. I have not only used Christine once, but twice. Christine fought for me and my child every step of the way each time, and she always gave me her honest opinion and shot me straight. No one wants to be going through tough legal situations involving their child, but Christine made it as easy of a process as possible. I appreciated everything she, Connie, and Lisa did for both of my cases.
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Posted by Tom | August 2, 2017
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Christine Howard
Christine and her friendly and very capable staff walked me gently through this difficult process. Christine exudes a nice blend of professional savvy and thoughtfulness and I always felt in good hands with her.
Posted by Greg | June 6, 2017
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Custody case
I selected Christine Howard based on the glowing recommendation by one of her peers. Starting with our initial consultation visit, she and her staff competently, confidently, with empathy and patience walked me through a complicated case to a great result. Christine, Connie, and Lisa were obviously well connected in the local legal community and were able to settle my case without a lengthy trial. They obviously had the best interest of the client in mind. I would highly recommend the Howard Law Firm.
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Posted by Vanya | May 27, 2017
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Child custody and divorce
Christine Howard is an amazing attorney in Greenville town. She and her staff communicated every thing in a timely manner while preparing my case. In my case I had to deal a lot with child support and she advised me the best to get me there. She helped me with settlement agreement and child support.Best legal support that i have got during my tough times with separation. I would highly recommend this law firm.
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Posted by Kat | April 12, 2017
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Christine Howard: The Best Attorney In Greenville, SC
Christine and her staff provided me with the best legal representation I could have hoped for. She made sure she was prepared for every possible scenario that might arise in court. She and her staff were incredibly meticulous and organized in preparing my case. Christine's courtroom presence was a sight to behold and when she fought for what was needed to protect my child, it was obvious she wasn't just fighting as an attorney but as a fellow mother. If you're looking for the best attorney in the Greenville area, hire Christine Howard.
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Posted by Lena Moore | February 28, 2017
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Adultry divorce
She's an amazing attorney. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about her. She did everything she said she would do. She got my husband on adultry and she got my divorce final in 90 days.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Chrisitne M. Howard
  • 1997 - Present
  • Child Support Enforcer
  • South Carolina Department of Social Services
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Legal Aid
  • Pro Se Family Mediation Project
  • 1995 - 1995
  • State's Attorney - Office of Child Support Enforcement
  • South Carolina Dept. Social Services
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Legal Intern
  • Department of Health & Rehabilitative Services
  • 1994 - 1994
  • Legal Intern
  • Guardian Ad Litem Program
  • 1993 - 1993
  • Legal Intern
  • Solicitor's Office, 13th Judicial Circuit, Family Division
  • 1992 - 1992
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Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of South Carolina
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Greenville County Famiy Court
  • successful

Associations

  • South Carolina Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Greenville Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • At Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2015

Publications

  • The Family Court Liasion Minutes and Greenville Bar News Alert
  • The Family Court Liasion Minutes and Greenville Bar News Alert
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Explorer's Post
  • Family Law
  • 2000

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Christine
Family Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Christine is a very knowledgeable attorney, but, more importantly, she is and effective and caring advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Christine. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."