Most parents want the best for their children, but it is not always easy. Childcare is expensive and many families struggle to earn enough to make ends meet. It can be tough enough for two-parent families to balance their working lives with the cost of supporting a family. Imagine the strain on single parents who still need their child to be cared for, but may not have the income to hire anyone. This can occasionally lead to complicated child custody cases as a loving and otherwise suitable parent may lack the means to care for their child.
When parents separate, the primary dispute between them is often who will get custody of their children. For some, a 50-50 split is workable and reasonable, but that doesn't suit everyone. In South Carolina, child custody laws aim to ensure custody agreements are in the best interests of the child. However, when one or the other parent disagrees with the decision, it can lead to legal battles, or even rash actions such as abduction.