Child Custody/Support

South Carolina Custody and Child Support Lawyer

In a divorce, a great concern for many spouses revolves around who will get custody of any children and how much child support will be awarded. As with many other states, the primary consideration the courts have is the best interests of the child. Choosing a skilled divorce attorney to represent and protect your interests can also make a significant difference in the final outcome.

Local Representation You Can Trust

Contact the law firm Kinard & Jones, LLC in Lexington. As an experienced advocate who knows the law and a working mother who understands the challenges you face, child custody and support attorney Ashby Jones and Murry Kinard will take the time to listen to your concerns and work around your schedule to help resolve matters in the best interests of you and your children.

Child Custody in South Carolina

While it is not a given, the courts will generally award custody to the primary caretaker of a child during the marriage. A judge will consider many factors in determining regarding physical and legal custody, including the physical and psychological health of the parents, their attitude and character, and even the preferences of the child, depending upon age and maturity level.

Child Support Considerations

Court proceedings involving child support to be paid in a divorce follows as set of guidelines that take into account many factors including:

  • Number of children
  • Medical, dental and educational expenses
  • Substantial income disparities between parents
  • Equitable distribution of property and debts, and alimony
  • Support obligations for other dependents
  • Existing agreements between divorcing spouses

These and other considerations may result in different child support amounts where it can be proven that following guidelines are inappropriate or unjust. Our family law attorneys will fight for what is fair for you and for your children's future.

To discuss your child custody and child support concerns, contact us to schedule a low-cost consultation. From offices in Lexington, we represent clients throughout the South Carolina Midlands.