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Do child custody orders represent the best interest of the child?

During the break-up of the marital home, there are many factors that need to be taken into consideration. When it comes to child custody, one of the most widely used terms is what plan is in the "best interest of the child/children"? While South Carolina has laws that permit joint custody, it is unclear how many children are given this option.

1 state mulls bill that supports parental child custody rights

Over the past several years, there has been a shift in society that has become more tolerant of those who believe that one's gender is more complex than being born male or female. This has led to controversial cases in family courts regarding the rights of parents and child custody issues. South Carolina has its own laws regarding parental rights and custody of children in a variety of circumstances, though it may be of interest to see whether these types of cases may become more frequent as some states seek to revise their laws.

Schools play role in protecting children in child custody dispute

When parents divorce, children often get caught in the crossfire. One of the most difficult situations to resolve for all involved parties are child custody disputes. South Carolina residents who are struggling to settle these issues can also enlist the aid of their child's school whenever there are concerns for a child's safety.

County apparently forced parents to sign child custody papers

Every state has laws in place to protect children from abuse or negligence. Along with these protections, there are also specific requirements and procedures that must be followed before parental rights can be terminated. South Carolina parents who are facing difficulties with any child custody issues can seek information from a family law attorney.

Grandparents awarded child custody of transgender teenager

In the majority of disputes over who should be the primary caregiver of a child, the parties usually involved consist of the biological mother and father. There are others types of child custody cases, however, and a family court judge is often in the position to ensure that the best interests of the child are protected. South Carolina residents who find themselves in a conflict over these issues may be best served by contacting an attorney before any formal hearings.

States looking for family to take on child custody duties

The drug addiction crisis has shown no signs of subsiding anytime soon. It appears that no one is immune to the problems it causes, including the youngest victims -- the children of addicted parents. While every state -- including South Carolina -- has been affected to some degree by this harrowing problem, a few states are looking for creative ways to address the issue of child custody for those caught in the middle.

City makes efforts to ensure safe child custody exchanges

For the majority of parents, ensuring that their children are always safe is the number one priority, regardless of whether the parents remain together. Unfortunately, there are times when child custody disagreements can lead to unsafe situations for both parents and children. In the event that South Carolina families are worried about these matters, they can seek assistance from compassionate professionals.

Should IQ be a consideration in child custody matters?

There are many reasons why a parent may find themselves fighting to retain their parental rights -- either because of a divorce or allegations of abuse or neglect. However, there are reportedly many parents who find themselves fighting for their child custody rights even when they do not pose a danger to their children. There may be families in South Carolina who face these difficult situations simply because they suffer from intellectual disabilities.

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