In recent years South Carolina child custody maters have become increasingly complicated. Mothers and fathers are now almost equally involved in the lives of their children and courts consider several factors in making custody determinations. The primary factor that courts consider, is what's "in the best interest of the child". Knowing what's in the best interest of the child often requires a legal analysis by an experienced attorney.
Another factor in the child custody analysis is whether or not a father can be recognized as the legitimate father in the eyes of the law. When two parents are not married at the time of birth of the child, a father may have to complete the process of legitimation before being allowed to have custidy or visitation with the child.
If you are going through a contentious custody batte, it is very important that you hire a custody lawyer to protect your interest. There is no one shoe that fits all in custody matters and there is not one parent who automaticcally gets the child. To know your options, please give us a call or fill out the form located here and we will be in touch. You deserve to be a part of the life of your child regardless of your relationship with the other parent.