In some South Carolina families who share custody of their children, child custody exchanges have the potential to be very volatile. It is important for people to remember that fighting in front of their children with their children's other parent is never in the best interests of the children.
While most exchanges of children happen without incident, they are filled with conflict for some people. Parents sometimes get into arguments about such issues as child support, parenting and school during child custody exchanges. In some cases, the arguments escalate to name-calling, pushing and hitting. There have been incidents in which parents have been shot by the other parent or by the other parent's new partner.