Columbia Child Custody Attorney

Establishing Child Custody Orders

Child custody cases can be time consuming and expensive not to mention stressful for all parties. For children born during a marriage, both the mother and father are considered to have joint custody of the child and an equal right to all decisions affecting the child. For children born outside of marriage, the mother is presumed to have custody until a father petitions the court for custody or visitation or the court makes a custody determination in a related action.

The court will look at many factors when making a custody determination with the overall "best interests" of the child uppermost in mind. A Guardian ad Litem will be appointed by the court to investigate the relative fitness of each parent and to make a decision as to what parent is best suited to have custody.

Some of the factors that the court will consider as it relates to custody including the following:

  • Stability of the child's home environment
  • Psychological and emotional condition of the child
  • Academic performance of the child
  • Any incidents of domestic violence
  • Drug or alcohol abuse in the home
  • Medical condition of the child

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Columbia Divorce Attorney Protecting the Best Interests of Your Child

I understand that this process can be confusing, stressful, and expensive at times and that you will need to present your best possible case to the court. Who you hire to represent you in these types of cases can go a long way towards securing the custody that you are seeking or having to forego primary custody for standard visitation instead.

When you hire The Steele Law Firm, LLC, we will thoroughly investigate your case and your claim to custody and will leave no stone unturned in presenting your case responsibly and effectively to the court. We may enlist the services of experts and private investigators to present your case to the court and will be aggressive and responsive in defending your rights to have custody. We understand how important it is to you and will pledge to do all we can to position you for a successful outcome.

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