Child Custody Lawyer
Serving Charleston and North Charleston, SC
Child custody and visitation involve the most difficult decisions separating parents will make. At the Deaton Law Firm, LLC, attorney Rad Deaton can help you achieve a workable and amiable child custody resolution that meets your child’s needs.
When parents’ divorce, often the most highly contested issue is how to establish a child custody and visitation plan that fits both parents’ schedules. Parents can resolve these arrangements between themselves, either on their own or with the assistance of their attorneys or through mediation.
While every custody case is different, a negotiated custody arrangement is often more favorable to what a judge would decide as the parents have a “say so” in the arrangement.
Should parents not able to reach an amiable resolution, they are left to the decision of the Family Court Judge. The “tender years” doctrine was abolished in South Carolina and therefore the Family Court Judges no longer operate under the bias that a child automatically ought to be with the mother. Instead, judges start from the perspective that parenting can be done by either parent and each has equal rights to the children. From there, the focus of the law is always on what is in the best interests of the children. What each judge believes is the “best interests” of the children differs from judge to judge.
Attorney Rad Deaton’s familiarity and experience with custody and visitation cases allow him to advise you as to how he believes a Family Court Judge will see the facts of your particular case and assist you in obtaining a favorable resolution. Our child custody lawyer in North Charleston provides effective representation that is essential in protecting each child’s best interests, whether by agreement or in court.
Contact Child Custody Lawyer Rad Deaton for a Consultation
Contact us today to discuss your family law case. We are committed to protecting your rights and addressing any concerns you may have. When you select our law firm, we will deliver dedicated, aggressive, and confidential legal advice and representation.