Not having physical custody does not mean you get no say

Not having physical custody does not mean you get no say

On behalf of Aaron & Aaron, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Custody on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

Child custody battles can be difficult things to go through. In general, most parents simply want the best for their children and to be as much a part of their lives as possible. However, as many parents in South Carolina have learned, when couples separate, this often means that neither parent is able to spend as much time with their child as they did before. Even so, this does not mean that the child has any less of a happy upbringing.

The important thing to remember is that your child's best interests have to come first. As long as you and your child's other parent do all you can to ensure that your child knows he or she has your love and support, then you are contributing to a full and happy life for your child. Even if you do not win physical custody, the chances are that you will still have visitation rights, so you can still be a part of your child's life.

It is also important to remember that even without physical custody, if you have legal custody then you still get a say in the important areas of your child's upbringing. This can include where they go to school and what sort of medical treatment they receive. As this article on custody arrangements explains, the advice of an attorney can often be beneficial when working toward a custody agreement.

Once the arrangement is in place, it is important to adhere to it or you could face criminal charges. If you feel that the arrangement is unfair in any way, an attorney may be able to help you challenge it.