Helping Families in Crisis

About Us

For over twenty-five years, Cate & Brough has provided the people of Spartanburg and the Upstate area with high-quality professional legal representation. We help South Carolina families make it through high conflict divorce and custody actions. We assist in calculating child support and navigating through alimony cases.  We protect people’s rights in criminal court and advise those under investigation.  We help those who have been injured in car accidents.  We are here to advocate and guide our clients through the legal system.

As Spartanburg’s family law firm, we cover the full range of South Carolina family law matters. This includes divorce, child custody, child visitation, alimony, paternity, adoption, Orders of Protection, and much more. When you need legal advice and representation about a family matter, Cate & Brough is ready to help you through this time in your life. We know how important your family is to you. We always take the time to listen carefully so that we fully understand your needs, goals, and objectives.

The same attention to detail applies to our Criminal Defense cases. No matter what you are charged with, we are tirelessly committed to defending your constitutional rights. We have experience defending clients charged with Driving Under the Influence, property crimes, domestic violence, and much more. If you have been falsely charged with a crime, we will work to put you in the best position possible to move forward.

At Cate & Brough, we also handle Personal Injury cases. If you have been injured at the hands of someone else through no fault of your own, you deserve the time and the resources to heal. We will work to get you the damages you deserve and allow you to move forward with your life again. Our firm is never afraid of a court battle – whatever it takes to get great results.

The lawyers at Cate & Brough serve clients throughout Spartanburg, Cherokee, Greenville, and Union counties. We are available when you need us and ready to help! Call us today at (864) 585-4226 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.


Many COVID-19 restrictions around the state have been lifted and our courts are working towards getting back to a normal schedule. We continue to take all precautions to keep everyone with whom we interact safe, so as to minimize the risk of a continued increase in cases in our area. Our office is available for in-person appointments, but we are still offering virtual and telephone consultations, appointments, mediations, and many types of court hearings for your convenience. We are here to serve you and we will work with you in whatever way you feel most comfortable!

Free Resources

Free Resources

What is Grounds for Divorce in South Carolina?

Four Types of Domestic Violence Charges in South Carolina: What You Need to Know

Latest Blogs

Latest Blogs

Domestic violence is a grievous crime that has profound consequences for both victims and people who are (falsely) accused of it. It’s impor …

When parents face the prospect of a divorce, two of their biggest concerns are tied to either custody of their child or the future of their …

What Our Clients Say About Us

What Our Clients Say About Us

Without going into too many details, I’ve known Ruth Cate for several years and she’s represented us on multiple cases. When we first realized we need…
Great. Very helpful in tough circumstances. Very professional!
At a time when my mental/emotional state was at its limit because I was concerned for my children’s future wellbeing, Ruth Cate not only dotted ever…
Professional, extremely knowledgeable, and clearly had me and my children’s best interest at heart. A family attorney who takes the time to listen, an…
Working with Ruth and her staff was truly good. Divorce is a tough thing to go through and through it all, Ruth was calm, supportive, and knowledgeab…
Ruth is the best, she’s awesome. Plain and simple. We had a problem, asked around and every lawyer told us to go to Ruth. And they were right. She…
Chris Brough and his staff are the best. They were with me every step of the way. Answering my questions, listening to my concerns, and making a very …
Ruth, Rachel and the fine folks at Ruth’s firm are just too good for words. Ruth has a very subtle approach. They just focus on results. They tell y…
From the initial consultation through the final divorce proceedings, I received excellent service from Rachel and her colleagues. She is both knowledg…
When we started I didn’t even know how to find my husband. But she did all the work, now I am happily divorced.


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