McLaren & Lee is a divorce and family law firm based in Columbia, South Carolina, with a statewide practice concentrating on complex marital and family law litigation and trial work.

Our attorneys are dedicated advisors and advocates who represent individuals in all facets of family law at both the trial and appellate level. These areas include divorce, property division, custody and support issues, and business valuations.

McLaren & Lee attorneys are well versed in the subtleties of the law. We are experienced and innovative negotiators. We are also seasoned litigators, experienced in complex family law disputes. Many of our appellate cases have created important precedent in the State of South Carolina . While best known for our representation in complex and difficult cases, we represent a range of individuals with family law issues. We are committed to being effective advisors to and advocates for all our clients.

McLaren & Lee offers a comprehensive range of family law services from advice and counseling on the most sophisticated and complex business and legal issues to negotiating agreements, mediating disputes, litigation and appeals including:

  • Pre-marital, post-nuptial and marital settlement agreements
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody and Support
  • Spousal support
  • Property Distribution
  • Attorney Fees and Costs

Our attorneys endeavor to exhibit and maintain a high level of professionalism, competence, creativity, and civility. Blending our experience and complementary abilities, we have the capacity to create and implement effective strategies and winning solutions for our clients' most challenging legal problems. Equally important, we share a tradition of excellence and a commitment to our clients to resolve issues aggressively, with minimal disruption to their lives, while maintaining utmost client confidentiality.

While we excel at negotiation, and most of our cases are resolved privately, we also have the in-house capacity to handle complex litigation on behalf of clients, if necessary and appropriate. Our attorneys have significant trial and appellate experience and have been leaders in shaping family law.

We take an active leadership role in professional organizations and local and national bar associations.

At McLaren & Lee all of the firm’s partners have received “AV” rating, the highest available, in Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, a nationwide publication which independently rates lawyers on the basis of their peers’ opinions. The lawyers have published many articles and have been invited speakers at numerous legal seminars throughout the State and Nationally. Jim McLaren and Dixon Lee are both listed in The Best Lawyers In America and Super Lawyers publications.