Rock Hill Child Custody
If you and your spouse have children, then your divorce could become exponentially more complicated and difficult. At Robert J. Reeves P.C., we are committed to minimizing the impact of a Rock Hill child custody dispute on you and your children. Whether we are fighting for full custody or a favorable visitation schedule, our attorneys will make sure that the result is fair for you and your child.
Types of Child Custody
Rock Hill child custody exists in three forms. These forms are below and ordered from most likely to least likely:
- Sole custody
- Joint custody
- Divided custody
Sole custody results in all children going to one parent. The non-custodial parent often receives visitation instead of custody. While there is a standard visitation schedule, parties are free to draft their own custom visitation schedule.
Joint custody results in both parents having custody over any children. Courts don’t like to award this type of custody because it typically works better in theory than in reality. However, you and your spouse can agree to it during mediation.
Divided custody only applies when there is more than one child. This results in one parent having custody of some children and the other parent having custody of the remaining children. Courts do not like this type of custody.
The deciding factor in Rock Hill child custody is the best interest of the child. There are 17 other factors that a court will consider. However, all of the factors exist to help a court determine the best interest of the child.
Grandparents and Third Parties
Usually, Rock Hill child custody involves only the parents. However, grandparents and other third parties can get involved sometimes. While it is possible for a third party to get custody, it is not easy. However, a third party can also seek visitation rights. This usually only applies to grandparents.
We know that Rock Hill child custody can be a battle. It is stressful. It puts your child in the center of an already difficult time. Thus, our attorneys will work to minimize the effect of this battle so that your kids see little of it.
Contact us to speak with an attorney today!