At Anderson Law Firm we work hard to ensure that all parties remember that the real focus in any custody dispute is the child. We work with parents in South Carolina and North Carolina, specifically in Rock Hill & Gaffney, SC, as well as in York, Cherokee, and Lancaster Counties, to reach a result that is in the best interests of the child a resolution that can work for all parties involved.
Nothing is more heartbreaking than a child caught in the middle of a custody battle. Our attorney is also a parent. She understands the joys and rewards, trials and tribulations that come with being a parent. Contact our custody attorney today for experienced and compassionate representation.
Child custody is divided into two parts:
It is a common misconception that courts will order joint custody to all parents. This is not always true. Joint custody is an arrangement made between the parents to jointly agree on all issues concerning the health, education and general welfare of the child. Courts are sometimes reluctant to order joint custody between hostile parties.
Joint custody is a viable option when the parents are willing to communicate in matters that affect the child. If the parents are not on friendly enough terms, chances are that the joint decision-making required in "joint custody" will result in more disagreements and conflict.
Our knowledge and ability in the child custody field is unquestioned. We take to trial only those cases in which we believe litigation is the best option. For those cases where trial may not be appropriate, we will counsel you and diligently work to negotiate a resolution that will best satisfy your needs and desires. We can assure you that when we do accept a case, we do whatever it takes, within the full extent of the law, to pursue the desired and best result.
Our goal is to help you to set reasonable, realistic expectations about the outcome of your case. If an investigation becomes necessary, we consult private investigators who can discover essential information relevant to the habits and lifestyle of the other parent. In some cases, we may ask a psychologist or social worker to assess the mental health of a parent or child, provide a home evaluation and even assist in the preparation for trial.
Seeking emergency temporary child custody may be appropriate under the following circumstances: