Is Joint Custody Best for Your Child?

Dec 8, 2015

The South Carolina family court can award parents joint physical custody of their children.  However, absent an agreement between the parents, it is more likely that the court will award custody to one parent and grant visitation to the other.  The court gives parents much leeway in reaching a custody agreement and is likely to approve that agreement unless it is objectively against the child’s best interest.

But, just because parents can agree to equally share joint physical custody of their children, is that what’s best for children?  The answer to that question depends on the individual facts and circumstances of each case.

To further consider different child custody arrangements you might be interested to read a blog post, Why Equal Child Cusotdy Should Not be Presumed, by attorney Henry Gorbein found in the link below from the Huffington Post.