What Is a Custodial Parent? 

The custodial parent is the parent the child lives with most of the time. Even when parents have joint custody, a child typically lives with one parent who is the custodial parent. The other parent or non-custodial parent has scheduled visitation. Generally, having a primary residence provides stability and continuity for a child. Moving a… read more

The Different Types of Child Custody, Explained

Child-related matters can be challenging to navigate, especially when they involve where your child will live and which parent controls decision-making. Determinations made during these matters can have a lifelong impact on your child and, therefore, require much care and consideration. It’s important to understand what child custody entails and the different types there are…. read more

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