Children are precious. That’s why it’s worth fighting for them. Whether that child is your own, your grandchild, niece, or nephew, Greg Steele Law will help you fight your hardest to give them the best home possible. Call or schedule an appointment for expert legal representation or practical legal council.
How Child Custody and Visitation Decisions Are Made
After A Divorce
During the divorce proceedings, a parent will be chosen to have legal custody of the child or children. This will occur alongside a decision for visitation rights, child support payments, and other responsibilities, so it is crucial to have timely and relevant responses.
For Unwed Parents
Currently, default legal custody of the child in the state of South Carolina is with the mother. That’s why it’s important to establish legal paternity as well as visitation or custody rights if you and your child’s mother are not married. Unless legal paternity has been established, the father cannot enforce any of his parental rights.
Nonparental Custody Decisions
There are two ways in which a non-parental custody decision is made. First, if both parents have been proven to be unfit, there is an opening for another person to fight for custody. Second, if the child is currently being taken care of by a non-parent and has a significant, positive relationship with that person, there is an opening for that person to be awarded custody.
Greg Steele Law Is Ready To Help
Child Custody and Visitation cases can be some of the toughest, most emotional cases handled by a court. Having a compassionate child custody and visitation lawyer by your side can be an enormous relief when you are going through this difficult period. Greg Steele Law can help you through this case, determine the most realistic options , and give you the support and resources you need to make the best decision.
About Greg Steele
Greg Steele is owner, founder, and attorney at Greg Steele Law, LLC. He focuses his practice on family law and estate planning and administration, the two areas that most allow him to apply his brand of small town service to people’s big problems. While many lawyers nowadays have specialized, routinized, and impersonal practices, Greg ensures each and every client gets the individualized concern, respect, and attention they deserve.