Hilton Head Child Custody Lawyer

We prioritize your relationship with your child!

Is there anything more cherished than the relationship a parent shares with their child? Unfortunately, it is this very relationship that often suffers the most after a divorce. Child custody decisions can be complex and while the court seeks the child’s best interests, it can be difficult to achieve a mutually satisfactory outcome.

A judge looks at all of the following factors before awarding custody:

  • What relationship does the child have with each parent?
  • How stable are both parents’ homes?
  • Does each parent have the financial resources needed?
  • How much time does each parent have to spend with the child?

Based on their findings, both your life and your child’s can be forever altered, making it critical for you to put a trusted advocate in your corner. At Bauer & Metro, P.C., we’ve been trusted by Hilton Head families for years and continually resolve cases with unprecedented legal excellence. Our child custody attorneys tirelessly pursue every avenue on your behalf.

Representation Backed by 35+ Years’ Experience

We know how important it is that you trust your attorney. This is why we take the time to understand your desired outcome and build a case that works toward this end result. The best decision is an informed one, so it understanding the options available to you is important. South Carolina essentially offers two forms of child custody:

  • Sole custody: Occurs when a child lives with just one parent. When sole custody is awarded, the non-custodial parent usually receives visitation rights to the child.
  • Joint custody: An arrangement that allows a child to live with both parents. Unlike other states, South Carolina does not automatically assume that this option is in the child’s best interests.

Stability is a key factor in the outcome of a custody arrangement, so if you and your ex-spouse want joint custody, you’ll have to demonstrate to the court why this favors the child. In cases where parents are at-odds and unable to cooperate, the court is much more likely to award one parent with custody and give the other visitation rights.

No matter what the details of your circumstances are, Bauer & Metro, P.C. is here to help. We pride ourselves on resolving cases quickly and accurately so our clients can return to a sense of normalcy. If you desire legal guidance from a Hilton Head child custody attorney, it’s time to contact our office. We look forward to representing you!

Why Choose Bauer & Metro, P.C.?

  • We Offer Free Initial Consultations
  • Aggressive & Respected Trial Lawyers
  • Mr. Bauer is Certified for Death Penalty Cases
  • Mr. Metro is a Certified Circuit Court Mediator
  • Recognized by The Island Packet as Reader’s Choice!
  • Hilton Head Monthly's Reader’s Choice of 2012!

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