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Child Custody

A divorce involving children adds an extra layer of emotional complexity. Our children are so important to us, and it can seem impossible to come to terms with the fact that you will not be able to spend every night with them. In fact, the thought of this often leads many couples to stay together for much longer than they should in an effort to provide for the children.

Unfortunately, staying in a relationship with someone who no longer fits into your life can ultimately be far more damaging to your children. Making the decision to get a divorce is not easy, but it can be best for everyone involved. It is essential that you have an attorney on your side who will advocate for the best interests of your children.

Compassionate Joint Custody Lawyer In Lexington

As a father, our lawyer understands the love a parent can have for a child. At The Sullivan Firm, LLC., we have more than 20 years of experience helping a variety of South Carolina individuals who are facing divorce. We are prepared to help you understand child custody and how it works. In our state, there are two forms of custody:

  • Physical: Refers to where the child resides
  • Legal: Refers to important decisions made about the child’s education, religion, medical care and more

Custody is broken down into three different designations:

  • Sole custody: One parent has a primary custody of the children.
  • Joint or shared parenting: Both parents have equal custody rights.
  • Split custody: In households where there are multiple children, one parent may have full custody of one child while the other parent has full custody of the other.

Child custody is a very challenging area of family law and tempers often run high. We are committed to setting realistic expectations for our clients so they can prepare themselves for a brighter future.

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