What’s the Difference Between Legal Custody and Physical Custody?

Custody refers to the physical control over another person. In family law, child custody grants a parent legal and physical control over a minor child.  Custody issues often arise during divorce and separation. In South Carolina, the courts may grant sole, joint, or divided custody legal and/or physical custody. What Is Physical Custody? Physical custody… read more

How To Request a Psychological Evaluation in Your Child Custody Case

About one in five adults in the United States have a mental illness. Most adults manage their mental health conditions with medications, therapies, and other strategies. However, when mental health conditions cause negative consequences for other people in a parent’s life, the court may order a psychological evaluation in a child custody case.  South Carolina… read more

How Does a Family Court Determine if a Parent Is Unfit in South Carolina?

The fitness of a parent to raise a child is an obvious issue in child custody conflicts. Family courts often run into his issue during or after an acrimonious divorce. Under South Carolina family law, one legal standard reigns supreme over all others, which is the ”best interests of the child.”  In extreme cases, a… read more