In South Carolina, family court judges make decisions based on the best interests of the child. The family court judges have the discretion to appoint a neutral third party, known as a “Guardian ad Litem” (GAL) to assess the child's family and needs.
A trained certified non-attorney GAL conducts an investigation concerning the “best interests of a child” in custody, supervised visitation, name changes, and adoption cases.
If you are unable to reach an agreement concerning your child you may request that a GAL is appointed to your case.
The single most important thing you can do is educate yourself and be your own best advocate.
The non-custodial parent home study typically includes:
Exchange services enable parents and/or other relatives to safely drop off and pick up children for visitation, with the goal of making the transition from one party to the other as easy as possible. Our trained staff members facilitate the exchange in such a way that there is no physical or visual contact between parties at any time. This keeps children safe and away from conflict.
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