My ex and I have begun speaking over the past several years and all my children have disowned him and his wife however trying to rationalize the amount of rights I lost and having nothing regarding my case from anyone and when asked I am made to feel as though there was a deal made with my ex and... View More
My ex is trying to get his new wife to adopt my son and the reason for the termination of parental rights is stated I have not seen my son and 6 months I see him every other weekend with supervised visitation and my mom's have proof he knows that he's seen it so he lied and then I have so... View More
SCDSS filed a custody removal suit against my husband based on an affidavit in which the case worker blatantly lied. Through a recorded phone conversation and phone records, I was able to prove that she lied, and they settled the case out of court. There were no repercussions for the DSS employees,... View More
Finding an attorney willing to sue a government agency like the South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS) can be challenging, but it's not impossible. To pursue a case against SCDSS, you should look for experienced attorneys who specialize in civil rights and administrative law....View More
I was charged with custodial interference after refusing to return my child to her mother due to the mother not properly caring for my child. There was no court ordered custody and I signed the birth certificate, so I was under the impression that I had the right to keep my child in my care while... View More
In South Carolina, signing a birth certificate provides merely rebuttable evidence that the signer is the biological father of a child born out of wedlock. The putative father's paternity must be established in a family court hearing, before he is legally recognized as the father and before he...View More
No, simply having his name on the birth certificate does not automatically grant him parental rights. South Carolina law requires legal recognition of paternity to establish parental rights and responsibilities.
Currently married in SC. Marriage has been rocky for years. I was offered a promotion which is a better opportunity for me and my 3 minor children but it is in NC. Can I leave my husband and move to NC with my 3 children?
He came home and saw us in bed together and it's his house. He has multiple cdv charges but somehow took full custody of her kids when He had her put in jail He told her she had to leave and couldn't take all her belongings. what are her rights and possible issues that could happen.
In South Carolina, if your girlfriend's ex-husband has full custody of their children and she was told to leave the house, her rights and the potential issues depend on various factors including the custody arrangement and the nature of their living situation. If there's a formal custody...View More
My mom admits she talked my sister into lying as well. I wish to sue. My sister is a asst. solicitor and she presented to the court she was a witness, but she was not there. And my mom will admit to it now. I wish to sue them both. They took my son away with this lie and now he lives in ohio and I... View More
In South Carolina, if your mother and sister provided false statements in court that led to you losing custody of your son, you may have grounds for legal action. First, consult with a family law attorney to address the custody issue and potentially seek to modify the custody arrangement based on...View More
I have told my husband that I do not want to continue the marriage but he does not want to accept or acknowledge my decision. I have left the home with my 2 kids as they asked to come along. And would like to find a job and apartment. My husband was emotionally abusive and did not let me work,... View More
You have taken a good first step; to state clearly that you do not wish to continue the marriage. You should add that you would like to conclude the marriage in an amicable way if possible. Then add, I have done my research and suggest mediating the divorce. That is, meet with an attorney who would...View More
There is no enough detail in your question to provide a specific response. Each agreement in Family Court is unique and without reviewing the specific language of yours, it is not possible to determine anyone's rights. Your best course of action is to consult with a lawyer who is experienced...View More
There is not enough detail in your question to provide a specific answer. The first variable is whether the parents of the child(ren) are married to each other. If the parents are not married to each other, then the mother has sole custody of the child(ren) unless/until there is a court order...View More
Her father have visitation and the mother myself have sole legal physical custody and I recently moved but still in South Carolina, do I have to share my address to the other parent? I have his address due to visitations.
It's not clear what your question is. If you have a prior Order addressing custody of your child, then it likely also addresses whether you have the right to relocate your child to another country. It may also prohibit each parent from disparaging the other in certain situations.
My car was totaled a couple months ago. so I've been renting cars to meet him (he lives 2hrs away), but I can't afford to keep renting and pay for gas. So I'm saving to get another vehicle. He's now threatening to take me back to court although he knows my situation, what should I do?
I had my son when his father and I were split up. His father is not on the birth certificate. Our son is 3 months old and we are now back together. We’ve been back together in a relationship since our son was 2 weeks old. His father and I do not live together. I work and his father helps... View More
Medicaid is funded by the federal government. For any South Carolina resident to receive those funds, federal law requires the person to seek child support from the other parent. However, the process for establishing child support through DSS is very cooperative, and you may be able to agree to him...View More
If you lost primary custody temporarily before the final hearing, but a third party had come forward and filed for emergency custody against the other parent, are you able to regain custody instead of the third party before the final hearing?
You have not provided very many facts of your specific situation so it's impossible to suggest what might be appropriate for your case. That being said, custody determinations (either temporary or final) are always modifiable by the Family Court.
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