Protecting Your Rights To Child Custody And Visitation
If you are separating or divorcing with children, you know that your life is headed for change. This transition is almost always stressful because your children’s well-being is the single most important thing in your life. EGJ Family Law can work with you through each phase of divorce. We know the intricacies of South Carolina’s divorce laws and how they will impact your case.
We strive to protect your right to child custody and to create an order that will work for your entire family long term. You do not have to face these issues alone; our attorneys are here to help. Call our Mount Pleasant office at 843-352-4530 to discuss your case with our capable lawyers.
Understanding Child Custody Decisions
South Carolina’s family law courts place the child’s best interests at the center of their decisions. In each case, there are several custody possibilities, including:
- Sole custody: One parent receives full legal or full physical custody of the children.
- Joint custody: Both parents share legal and/or physical custody of the children to varying degrees.
- Legal custody: Allows parents to make important decisions on behalf of their children such as religious, education and medical decisions.
- Physical custody: Determines which parent will primarily live with and care for the child’s needs, also known as primary custody. The other parent typically receives visitation rights.
Our attorneys understand the many factors the court evaluates to determine custody decisions. We will thoroughly evaluate your family’s situation to develop a case strategy that can maximize the time you are awarded with your children.
While most of our divorce cases are settled through mediation, we are also accomplished litigators and can represent your best interests in family court if necessary.
Modification or Enforcement of Existing Orders
We understand that your family’s circumstances may change over time. If your existing custody order is no longer workable, we can help you pursue a modification to your plan. If your spouse fails to uphold their end of the agreement, we can strongly enforce your order in court.
Contact Us to Secure a Legal Advocate
EGJ Family Law will guide you through custody, child support orders and other aspects of your impending divorce. We will explain the law to you and ensure that you have the information you need to make the right decision for your family.