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North Charleston Divorce Lawyer Handling Child Custody
Charleston South Carolina family courtshandle issues involving child custody, visitation, child support, and restraining orders regarding the care and well-being of children.
Child custody, visitation, and child supportare often at issue in divorce and legal separation cases. Issues may also exist between parties who were never married. Additionally, the family court may modify an already-existing custody, visitation, or support order where there has been a substantial change in circumstances and where the best interests of the child can be shown to warrant such a modification.
Trying to play out every possible custody arrangement would be silly. However, one simple guiding factor involved in all cases is the same. The family courts consider the best interests of the child to be of paramount importance.
Generally, the parent who does not have custody of the children will be given visitation rights. Standard visitation orders typically provide for certain weekends per month, a few weeks during the summer, and a split of holidays, depending on the circumstances of each case.
The amount of child support ordered by the court is generally dictated by the South Carolina Child Support Guidelines.The rules set out a standard calculation which takes into consideration each parent's income, medical insurance costs, health care costs, and daycare costs, among other factors. The South Carolina Department of Social Services has a child support calculator is a great tool for anyone who wants to get a good idea of what monthly support might look like.
Call today to schedule a consultation with Charleston SC Lawyer Tim Amey to discuss any questions you may have regarding Child Custody, Visitation or Child Support.