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

When divorces involve a military member, there are unique considerations to be made for those military families, especially when it comes to …

The discovery phase is a pivotal stage in the legal process. It is not designed as a punishment for any party involved or to invade their pr …

What Our Clients Say About Us

What Our Clients Say About Us

If you looking for a knowledgeable, honest lawyer that will listen with genuine concern to your issues and fight for the very best outcome for your ca…
Rachel and her team are absolutely wonderful. Through a very complex custody case and across multiple state lines, I was always kept informed immedia…
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…
Ruth has always put my mind at ease with going thru issues with my case. They know what they are doing and will do the best for you. Thank you, ladies…
Thank you Ruth and Julie for sticking with me and going to battle for me! I’ve already highly recommended Ruth and Julie to many friends. I consider…
Mr. Brough was a very informative counselor. I felt as though he explained every aspect of the case as it progressed. This gave me confidence in Mr. B…
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…
I was extremely pleased with Chris’s performance in every aspect of my case and could not have asked for better results than he achieved. I wish there…
Used Chris Brough years ago, he delivered what he promised and did not over charge like many attorneys do.
Chris has been a pleasure to work with. He is thorough in his approach to his clients’ defenses.


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