Columbia Child Custody Attorneys

Experienced Legal Representation in Child Custody Disputes

Child custody and visitation rights are two of the most contested issues in any divorce settlement. At the Law Offices of Shea & Barron, we understand that no two cases are the same. We assist clients throughout South Carolina with a variety of family law issues. Our attorneys have children of their own and understand the importance of maintaining a parent-child relationship.

Experienced Lexington Visitation Lawyers

We provide the individualized assessment and attention our clients need in child custody disputes. We take all allegations of abuse seriously and examine any evidence of irresponsible parental behavior, including examination of online accounts such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. We offer compassionate, yet frank, advice so that clients can set realistic expectations regarding the possible outcomes of their cases.

Our goal is to help families achieve resolutions that balance their immediate and future interests. Wherever possible, we seek to help clients obtain amicable resolutions through mediation or arbitration. However, if no amicable settlement can be reached, our attorneys use their trial experience to pursue our clients’ interests in court. We always strive to obtain the solution that works in the best interests of the children involved.

We also can advocate for grandparents’ rights and fathers’ rights to visitation and custody. This advocacy includes paternity services and settling joint or sole physical custody.

We also have handled custody, divorce and adoption issues involving gay and lesbian parents and spouses.

Modifying an Existing Custody Agreement

Our firm also provides services for those who wish to modify or enforce an existing custody agreement. There are many reasons to seek a modification such as relocation for a job or the remarriage of either spouse. We assess each situation on a case-by-case basis, and do what is necessary to protect our clients’ rights and the best interests of the children involved.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Child Custody and Visitation

Below are questions frequently asked by people in need of a child custody attorney. The section below is not intended as legal advice; consultation with an attorney on the client’s unique set of facts is necessary because the law is constantly evolving and changing. Each case in family court is different, and advice from friends or family, though well-meaning, might not be applicable to your situation and sometimes might even be harmful to your case.

Contact Us Today

We invite potential clients to meet with our Columbia child custody lawyers today and discuss their individual situations and particular needs. Call our office during normal business hours at (803) 779-3099. You may also contact us online. We offer evening and weekend appointments by request only. We accept all major credit cards. Our services are typically billed at an hourly rate.