Sandra R. Parise


Parise Law Firm, PA


Parise Law Firm, PA
1722 Main Street, Suite 300 PO Box 8443
Columbia SC, 29202
Phone: (803) 252-8722
Fax: (803) 254-5759


Sandra R. Parise was admitted to the S.C. Bar in 1981 and has a statewide practice devoted to family law. She has an “AV” rating with Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized under the family law designation in various publications such as Super Lawyers, Greater Columbia Business Monthly [“Legal Elite of the Midlands”], and Columbia Metropolitan Magazine (“The Best Lawyers in the Midlands”]. With over thirty years of legal experience Ms. Parise handles complex litigation and mediation cases in the areas of divorce, custody, support, equitable division of property, and related matters, and she previously served as Guardian ad litem in numerous contested custody matters. Members of Parise Law Firm, P.A. handle a wide range of cases, from simple to complex, permitting a client to have their particular needs met in a cost effective fashion. Ms. Parise is a regular speaker on family law topics and is editor of the S.C. Family Court Handbook. She is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in South Carolina, the U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.


Practice emphasizes Traditional Client Representation and Litigation



  • Abbeville, South Carolina
  • Aiken, South Carolina
  • Anderson, South Carolina
  • Berkeley, South Carolina
  • Calhoun, South Carolina
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Edgefield, South Carolina
  • Fairfield, South Carolina
  • Florence, South Carolina
  • Greenville, South Carolina
  • Greenwood, South Carolina
  • Kershaw, South Carolina
  • Lancaster, South Carolina
  • Laurens, South Carolina
  • Lexington, South Carolina
  • Newberry, South Carolina
  • Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • Richland, South Carolina
  • Saluda, South Carolina
  • Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • Sumter, South Carolina
  • York, South Carolina

Legal Organizations

South Carolina Bar, Family Law Section, 1981-; American Bar Assoc. Family Law Section, 1983-, Richland County, SC Bar, 1981- Previous Positions: SC Bar Assn. Family Law Section Council 1992-2001 [Chair, 1997-1999].

CLE Presentations

Various Family Law topics for S.C. Bar Association Continuing Legal Education (including “Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Practitioners,” “Emancipation from Child Support,” “Federal Health Care Benefits,” “60 Tips To Build A Successful Family Law Practice,” “Family Law Bench-Bar - Alimony and Property Issues,” “Cohabitation and Alimony,” Child Support Extrapolation,” “Jurisdiction of Tax Issues,” “Good Faith Retirement”); S.C. Court Administration (including “New Family Court Judges Orientation School,” “Bridge the Gap-Family Court Appointments”); National Business Institutes (“Alimony & Equitable Apportionment); S.C. Association of Certified Public Accountants (“Alimony Issues, Marital vs. Non-Marital Assets”); Univ. of S.C., Dept. of Psychology (“Role of counsel and mental health professionals in family court cases”); and Half Moon Seminars (“SC Family Law Practice for Paralegals”).


Editor, "SC Family Court Handbook", 1996-; Author, "Bridge the Gap - Family Court Appointments", 2000-2002; "SC Family Law Practice for Paralegals", 2000; “Role of the Guardian ad Litem in Family Court,” S.C. Lawyer Magazine, July/August 1990; “Representing Children In Family Court: A resource Manual for Attorneys and Guardians Ad Litem,” [Role of the Guardian ad Litem in Custody Cases] S.C. Bar CLE Division 1995.