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In some families, shared child custody may not be the best choice

Over the past several years, more and more states and family court judges have come to the understanding that children benefit most when both parents are involved. To that end, judges often start from the position that shared child custody is the ideal. South Carolina favors joint custody in both legal and physical custody orders.

Factors that need consideration when establishing child custody

When parents decide that a divorce is the best option, there are many issues that need to be resolved. The most important one is settling on the best plan for child custody. In most cases, South Carolina families are encouraged to work out a suitable parenting plan on their own if possible.

South Carolina police set up safe child custody exchange location

There have been many news stories of violence taking place in connection with internet sales transactions. Sadly, there are also reports of deadly incidents involving parents with child custody orders meeting for visitation transfers. In an effort to protect the safety of all of these individuals, one South Carolina police department has established a safe location for custody exchanges and internet sale transactions.

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.

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