(843) 720-3725

compassionate and thoughtful

“Ms. Stokes is my personal attorney and has updated my will and created medical powers of attorney and living wills for my husband and me. Her information is always accurate and up-to-date, and she is very thorough in her preparation for meetings. Most of all, she is compassionate and thoughtful in addressing family situations.”

—EN - via Avvo

an experienced attorney

“Debra has a calmness about her that put me at ease during the most difficult time of my life from start to finish. She is smart, prepared and knows exactly what to do next. In the courtroom she is confident and has experience to back it up. Theresa, the paralegal to Debra, was very helpful and explained what was going to be happening so I didn’t have any surprises. Debra was also available anytime I needed her even answering emails over a weekend or holiday. Overall, I don’t wish upon anyone what I went through but if you need someone to walk you through it and need an experienced attorney I would pick Debra any day!”


I am grateful

“I was able to maintain custody and a significant role in my daughter’s lives as a breadwinning father being divorced by a stay at home mom. This is an atypical outcome for the scenario. Debra helped me, but more importantly helped my daughters retain proper parental supervision. I am grateful.”

—JC - via Avvo

A skilled attorney and a tough negotiator

“Debra and her paralegal Theresa worked many long, hard hours to resolve my case for me. They took a personal interest in me and my family. Debra is a skilled attorney and a tough negotiator. Theresa was always available to listen to my concerns. They dealt with a difficult attorney on the other side of my case and worked hard to think of creative solutions to resolve the issues. I really appreciate everything they did for me.”


Highly recommend

“Debra Stokes handled my case perfectly. Everything was taken care of, she explained everything well, and I had no worries. The outcome was as good as was possible. Highly recommend.”

—DK - via Avvo

Family Law Attorney Serving Charleston, Mount Pleasant & Surrounding Areas

If you are experiencing the pain of divorce, navigating the complexity of a custody battle, or dealing with another challenging family law matter, having the right attorney on your side can make all the difference. Our firm is here to make that difference in your case.

Ready to Listen

At the law office of Debra E. Stokes, L.L.C., we listen carefully to our clients and take the time to understand the unique details of their circumstances. We recognize the life-changing nature of the challenges they are facing when they come to us. Our firm develops highly personalized legal solutions that help our clients achieve their goals while working to minimize the negative impact on their lives. We can represent you in family law matters involving:

Every family law case is different. Whether your case seems simple or incredibly complex, we will work with you to develop and implement a viable strategy to resolve it properly, either through mediation or litigation.

A Strong Advocate

Equipped with more than three decades of family law experience in South Carolina, AV Preeminent-rated * lawyer and certified divorce mediator Debra E. Stokes devotes her practice to family law. She is recognized statewide as a strong advocate for her clients, capable of providing compassionate service and effective representation at the same time.

The fact that most of Debra’s clients come from word-of-mouth recommendations and referrals from other attorneys testifies to the unusual balance she brings to each case she handles.

Experienced Divorce Attorney

We welcome the opportunity to serve you in Charleston County, Berkeley County, and Dorchester County. Please contact the Charleston office of Debra E. Stokes, LLC, to learn more.

* AV Preeminent is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories—legal ability and general ethical standards. Debra has the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.

Office Location

Debra E. Stokes, LLC
200 Meeting Street
Suite 404
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: (843) 720-3725
Fax: (843) 641-0209

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