Child Custody in Greenville

Knowledgeable Child Custody Attorney Proudly Serving Greenville Families

As you enter the divorce process, you likely have several questions about what to expect. If you have children, you face additional decisions that have the potential to impact your life—and the lives of your children—for years to come. Making a child custody plan that supports your child’s best interests can be difficult, especially if you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse are unable to see eye to eye. At Ronald S. Clement Attorney at Law, we are committed to helping our clients fully understand their legal options so that they can feel confident throughout the divorce process and secure in the knowledge that, no matter the outcome, their child will enjoy a stable and bright future.

Understanding Child Custody Arrangements

There are several ways that custody is defined in South Carolina. Some of the key definitions include:

  • Legal custody: A parent with legal custody gets to have a say in important decisions for their children, including healthcare, academics, religious upbringing, etc.
  • Physical custody: Parents with physical custody are allowed to have their children reside with them.
  • Joint legal or physical custody: It is possible for both parents to be awarded either legal or physical custody, or both.
  • Sole legal and/or physical custody: In other cases, a judge may decide to grant either or both types of custody to just one parent.

In most cases, a South Carolina judge will attempt to establish a child custody agreement that allows the child to enjoy fulfilling relationships with both parents. Even if one parent has primary custody, the other parent is typically encouraged to visit and spend quality time with the child—unless this parent is unfit to provide a safe environment for the child or otherwise poses a threat to the child’s well-being.

Putting Your Child First

Courts around the country are dedicated to putting the needs and interests of the child first and foremost. If you have concerns about how to establish a child custody agreement or parenting plan that ensures that your child will receive the love and attention they deserve, reach out to the experienced family law attorney at Ronald S. Clement Attorney at Law. Our office has experience working with child advocates, such as Guardian Ad Litem and other court-appointed professionals. No matter what your circumstances may be, we understand how difficult the divorce process can be on both you and your child and we will strive to make sure your wishes are heard and respected in the courtroom. For effective and reliable legal representation, reach out to our office today.

We're Here to Help

If you need help resolving a child custody matter in the Greenville area, Ronald S. Clement Attorney at Law is prepared to offer you top-notch legal representation. Call (864) 233-6225 today to get started with a skilled family law attorney.