Greenville Child Custody Lawyer
Bill Passes Preventing Custody to Parents Convicted of Abuse
In yesterday Columbia, SC a bill passed the South Carolina House Committee that would prevent a custody or family court judge from granting child custody to a parent, grandparent or guardian that has been convicted of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the First Degree against a minor.
The bill in its original proposal would prevent custody to anyone on the sex offender registry but that was amended to change it to criminal sexual conduct in the first degree against a minor. Often there are laws that are not sexual or predatory in nature that land someone on the sex offender registry. One such law is public urination within a certain distrance to a school can land someone on the sex offender registry yet the crime is not against the child and can occur when school is not in session.
South Carolina Child Custody Law
The general standard in South Carolina when dealing with custody and issues related to the is to see what's in the "best interest of the child". Clearly, placing them with a sex offender may not be. However, a judge will look at many other factors when dealing with parents and determining this issue and it is important to protect your rights as a parent, grandparent or caregiver.
Spartanburg and Greenville Child Custody Attorney
If you have questions about child custody then contact the law firm of Black, Black & Montgomery, LLC to discuss your child custody issues or any other divorce or child support issues. (800) 681-1931 or locally at (864) 558-8297