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CAN SOUTH CAROLINA FAMILY COURT ENFORCE ANOTHER STATE’S CUSTODY OR VISITATION ORDER?

Yes.  In certain circumstances, South Carolina can enforce another state’s custody or visitation order. Of course every case has different facts which will affect how a judge will decide a case.  47 more words

CAN ANOTHER STATE CHANGE MY SOUTH CAROLINA CUSTODY ORDER?

There are situations that can arise that would allow another state to change your South Carolina custody order. However, if you plan on moving, you need to first speak with an attorney to discuss your move, so he can tell you what you need to be careful about and to consider before moving. 64 more words

WHAT DOES A JUDGE CONSIDER WHEN MAKING A DECISION ABOUT CUSTODY?

In South Carolina, the judge must first determine what is in the child’s best interest when deciding which party will have custody. In determining what is in the child’s best interest, the court can look at… 389 more words

CAN A JUDGE ORDER JOINT CUSTODY IF THE PARTIES DO NOT AGREE?

There has been a long misunderstanding that a family court judge cans only order joint custody if the parties agree to it.  However, a family court judge in South Carolina can order joint custody whether or not the parties agree for there to be joint custody, provided the judge finds that the joint custody arrangement is in the best interest of the child(ren).  115 more words

WHAT IS SOLE CUSTODY IN SOUTH CAROLINA?

In South Carolina, the term “Sole custody” means a person, including, but not limited to, a parent who has temporary or permanent custody of a child and, unless otherwise provided for by court order, the rights and responsibilities for major decisions concerning the child, including the child’s education, medical and dental care, extracurricular activities, and religious training. 22 more words

WHAT IS JOINT CUSTODY IN SOUTH CAROLINA?

In South Carolina, the term “Joint custody” means both parents have equal rights and responsibilities for major decisions concerning the child, including the child’s education, medical and dental care, extracurricular activities, and religious training; however, a judge may designate one parent to have sole authority to make specific, identified decisions while both parents retain equal rights and responsibilities for all other decisions. 51 more words

CAN SOMEONE OTHER THAN A PARENT GET CUSTODY OR VISITATION OF A CHILD WHO IS NOT THEIR’S?

Yes.  Under certain circumstances someone other than a natural parent of child may be awarded custody or visitation.  However, the burden of proof is very difficult.  139 more words