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

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What Our Clients Say About Us

What Our Clients Say About Us

I hired Mrs. Brough after a long and tedious journey through the family court system. My ex-wife hired a congressman to represent her in the divorce a…
Great. Very helpful in tough circumstances. Very professional!
Cate & Brough Law Firm was highly recommended to me by friends and professionals. By choosing Ruth Cate and her legal team I knew from the first meeti…
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 …
High Praises to an Admirable, Honest, and Knowledgeable Attorney. This is my second occasion choosing Rachel and her competent team to represent my in…
I was a long-time client of the Cate Law firm. Ruth and her team did an amazing job! They were always prompt to respond and gave great advice. I would…
Great attorney and a great person! Helped me through a difficult time with honesty and professionalism. Will always recommend Ruth and her firm!
I used The Ruth Cate Law Firm when I went through a very traumatic time of divorce when my ex-wife decided to have an affair with another man and prog…
Honest, dependable, adorable!!!
What a team at the Cate Law Firm. From my first visit with nervous anticipation, I experienced each and every time over the course of a year the exper…


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