Charleston & Mount Pleasant, SC Child Custody Lawyer

Charleston & Mount Pleasant, SC Child Custody Lawyer

Debra E. Stokes, L.L.C. has 30+ years experience

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.

Berkeley County Attorney for Visitation & Custody Disputes

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:

  • The meaning and implications of different types of joint and sole custody
  • Important recent changes in South Carolina statute related to custody and parenting time
  • Development of an equitable parenting plan
  • Divorce mediation and cooperative solutions to custody disputes
  • Related matters of child support
  • Modification of court orders if your circumstances or your children's needs have changed
  • Enforcement of custody and visitation arrangements
  • The potential impact of relocation on custody and parenting time

As your lawyer, Debra will provide clear, honest answers to your important questions about custody and parenting time.

She will respond to your phone calls, maintaining contact with you throughout the duration of your case, and work tirelessly to make sure you reach the most favorable outcome with regard to your children. We can also handle a wide variety of family law matters, including child support, child relocation, divorce mediation, property division, and spousal support.

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