Child custody is one of the most contentious aspects of family law. Whether you are going through a divorce or you have never been married to your child’s other parent, a child custody agreement is important to ensure your child has a relationship with both of his or her parents.
At Allen and Allen Law Firm, we help parents create child custody agreements that not only protect the best interests of the child but also your parental rights. If you and your child’s other parent are unable to come to an agreement on child custody, you can rest assured that our firm’s attorneys have over 30 years combined experience representing people throughout Anderson County and the Upstate in the courtroom.
In South Carolina, there are two types of custody: physical and legal custody. Physical custody determines where the child will live. Often physical custody is awarded to one parent, with the other parent receiving visitation with the child. Legal custody gives parents the right to make decisions about the child such as health care, schooling and religion. Sometimes, both parents are awarded legal custody in South Carolina.
If you and your child’s other parent are unable to work out a child custody agreement that reflects your child’s best interests, the family court will make the decision for you. Factors the courts consider when making decisions about custody include the mental and physical health, financial resources, and parenting skills of both parents.
Once a decision about child custody has been made, both parents are bound by the decision. However, if your circumstances change substantially, we can help you file for a custody modification.
To schedule a consultation with our Anderson child custody attorney, contact us online or call the firm at 864-226-6184.
1209 North Main Street
Anderson, SC 29621