Child Custody and Visitation
Greenville Child Custody Attorney
The question of who will be awarded custody of the children can spark some of the most difficult court fights between divorcing couples. The lawyers at Temple & Mann have seen many custody disputes. We know that a carefully negotiated custody agreement is preferable to a long, drawn-out court battle.
Sole Custody And Joint Custody
When Greenville couples divorce, they must determine if one parent will have primary responsibility for taking care of the children or if they will share parenting duties. At one time, custody was awarded to one parent, usually the mother.
Things are changing in South Carolina. Not only do fathers have an equal opportunity to have custody of the kids, but they also have a greater say in their upbringing. Some couples are able to work out a joint custody agreement in which the children live a specified amount of time with each parent. Others may find it easier to have joint custody, but primary placement (you share custody and decision-making and the child lives with one parent). As Greenville child custody lawyers, we'll help you find a custody arrangement that serves the best interests of your child and satisfies your needs. We'll help you work out other issues, too, such as home schooling instead of sending the kids to school.
Parenting Time (Visitation)
If you are the noncustodial parent, an attorney can ensure that you have visitation rights, which give you the opportunity to remain close to your children. It's a right that shouldn't be taken lightly. South Carolina courts can take parenting time away if you fail to abide by the terms of the agreement.
Call For A Consultation
Every divorce is unique and so are the child custody issues that accompany it. If you have questions about child custody or visitation, contact us today.