By Greenville Divorce Lawyer John DeVore Compton, III As we have discussed in prior posts, custody of children is a complicated matter when parents don’t get along. It is always best if parents can agree on child custody and visitation arrangements in advance, before going to court. Parents can enter into a custody agreement at any…

By Greenville Divorce Lawyer John DeVore Compton, III Since the tender years doctrine was abolished by the South Carolina legislature, meaning the mother does not automatically receive custody of young children, how does the family court decide which parent will get custody of the parties child(ren)? The legislature spells that out in the Code of Laws…

By Greenville Divorce Attorney John DeVore Compton, III What is the “Tender Years Doctrine” and what is its relevance to divorce cases in South Carolina? A little history will help: Between 1879 to 1948 you could not get a divorce in South Carolina because it was outlawed. With the industrial revolution, and the ability of one…

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