Issues Involving Children in Divorce
Facing a divorce is a challenging time, often filled with heated disputes over every issue involved. However, in a large number of divorces, the issues involving the children are often the most hotly contested. When facing child custody and support disputes in a divorce, it is essential to work with a legal team that has experience with these matters and a reputation for exceptional representation.
At Townsend & Thompson, LLP, we have been representing South Carolina clients in all types of divorce-related matters, including child support and custody issues, for more than 40 years. Our attorneys have built this firm's reputation for client-centered service, dedication and zealous advocacy for our clients.
Our Laurens County child custody lawyers represent clients in child custody mediation and litigation. Whenever both parties are amenable to the process, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods can be a tremendous asset to everyone involved. Mediation can save time, money and a great deal of stress for families, while allowing the divorcing spouses to maintain a much greater degree of control over the process and outcome. When one or both of the parties are not able or willing to negotiate well in mediation, our attorneys protect our clients' and their children's interests in litigation.
The courts determine child support from the legal child support guidelines, which are based on a number of important factors, including:
- The respective ability of each party to pay
- The special needs of the child
- Which parent has primary custody
Many cases involve special circumstances that will allow the court to deviate from these guidelines. We have experience working with the courts on child support matters, and we advocate for the best child support arrangements possible for our clients.
Child Custody and Support Modifications and Enforcement
In many cases, the fiercest child support and custody battles occur long after the divorce is finalized. In some cases, a party will not return the children on time, will leave the state with the children or will fail to make the court-ordered child support payments. We represent clients in enforcement of court orders and petitions for contempt of court.
In other cases, there is a substantial change of circumstances like job loss or relocation that can make it impossible to continue following the original divorce decree. We help clients petition the court for child custody and support modifications when there is a substantial change in circumstances.
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