Child custody and visitation matters pertain to your relationship with your children, which can make them contentious from a legal and an emotional standpoint. "Child custody" is a loaded term, and misconceptions surrounding child custody abound. In its most general terms, child custody sets the standard for the amount of time each parent is responsible for the physical care of the child, and how much authority each parent has with respect to decisions in the child's life. Our firm understands how difficult these matters can be.
If you are seeking legal representation with regard to custody and visitation, the law office of Debra E. Stokes, L.L.C., can assist you. The degree to which each parent exercises custody rights depends upon what kind of custody arrangement is put in place. There are several variations of "custody" (i.e. custody arrangements) and each carries with it varying degrees of the right to care for the child and make important decisions for the child. The distinctions between each of these custody arrangements will be discussed to help any of those struggling to understand "custody" as it is defined in South Carolina.
Charleston child custody attorney Debra E. Stokes can help you protect your rights and your children's best interests with regard to custody arrangements and parenting time. She can provide guidance with regard to: