Beaufort Child Custody and Support Lawyers

Protecting Your Interests and Your Child's Well-Being

As a parent, you want the best for your children. Therefore, when a family law issue impacts your child, it is important that you work with an experienced, compassionate lawyer who understands your unique situation and is committed to helping you reach a positive resolution.

At the law firm of Harvey & Battey, P.A., in Beaufort, South Carolina, we have been handling child custody and support matters for clients throughout the Lowcountry area since 1922. We are dedicated to protecting your interests, as well as the well-being of your child. Contact our office to schedule an initial consultation regarding your specific circumstances.

Child Custody in South Carolina

Whether you are seeking child custody as the result of a divorce or other action, we can help. The court can award joint custody, which means both parents have some decision-making authority. Or, it can award sole custody to one parent and give the other visitation rights. Our attorneys work with mothers, fathers and other relatives to obtain favorable outcomes for clients and the children involved.

Understanding Child Support Payment Guidelines

Child support payments are determined by a specific formula which takes several factors into consideration. Issues affecting the payment amount include:

  • The number of children requiring support
  • Medical and dental expenses
  • Education costs

Certain situations justify a deviation from the support guidelines, such as if the parent paying has other support obligations, the child has special needs or there is a significant disparity in income between the two parents.Our attorneys can determine the support amount and, if appropriate, help you achieve a deviation from the formula.

Careful Guidance ยท Strong Advocacy

As a parent, you will have much more say in matters concerning your child (or children) if you are able to reach an agreement through negotiation. If the matter proceeds to court, a judge who does not know you and your child will make these major decisions. Our attorneys work diligently to help parents settle child custody and support issues outside the courtroom. However, we are prepared to go to trial when negotiation does not yield a satisfactory result.

To learn more about how we handle child custody or support cases, contact us online or call our office at 843-524-3109.

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