McDougall Self Currence McLeod Law Firm represents South Carolina clients in Columbia, Sumter, and the surrounding towns and counties who require family law assistance with matters related to child custody and support. South Carolina allows parents to determine child custody and visitation independently. The firm's attorneys are experienced in assisting clients with finding solutions from a legal perspective, without letting emotion cloud the argument.
If the parents cannot reach an agreement together, the court will make the determination based on the best interest of the child. In determining the best interest of the child, the court will consider several factors including:
The firm has worked on a number of cases where child custody is a major consideration in a divorce case. Let McDougall Self Currence McLeod help with South Carolina custody cases.
Child support is crucial to the well-being of a family that is transitioning into two homes. Part of making sure parents serve the best interests of their children is to ensure that the child lives a lifestyle as close as possible to his or her former lifestyle. Change is natural and expected in divorce, so softening the impact of change matters. McDougall Self Currence McLeod helps clients use South Carolina law to determine what child support amount is fair. The lawyers also help clients enforce child support orders, so parents are held accountable for helping care for minor children.
South Carolina recognizes that circumstances change. Divorce is a major event, and other changes may occur post-divorce. These changes may impact how clients are able to fulfill obligations under the original divorce settlement. McDougall Self Currence McLeod assists clients who need to change these obligations, so that family relationships are as healthy as possible after divorce and maintain compliance with the law.