Get Help With a Parenting Agreement in South Carolina

The best ways to get help creating a child custody and visitation agreement in South Carolina may include lawyers, mediation, court help, online resources, and books.
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Here are five places you can turn to get help creating a child custody and visitation agreement in South Carolina.

Your lawyer or a legal aid representative. This one’s obvious, but if you have a lawyer (whether paid or volunteer) that should be the first person you turn to for guidance on creating your parenting agreement. If you need help finding legal assistance, see How to Find a Child Custody Lawyer in South Carolina.

Mediation. A skilled child custody mediator can help with everything from living arrangements and visitation schedules to decision-making responsibilities and financial agreements. A mediator’s job is to help you explore all the options and settle on the solutions that work best for all involved, especially the kids. Here are several ways to find a qualified mediator:

Your local court. While we recommend doing all you can to resolve custody issues without a court fight, even those who are committed to peaceful negotiation may find helpful resources at the your local family court. Many courts have online resources or self-help centers offering materials to help put together a parenting plan.

To find your local family court, see the Greenville County family law court page.

Does South Carolina Offer a Free Parenting Plan Template?

All states but six have put together templates or guidelines you can use to draft your parenting agreement.

Does South Carolina offer parenting plan resources? YES

As you get ready to make your parenting plan, be sure to review the parenting agreement resources offered by South Carolina.

Online resources. There are many respectable internet sources to help you with custody plans. For example, you’ll find a lot of great information under Resources for Families on the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts’ website. In particular, look for for “Parenting Plan Information.” You may also want to investigate online software for creating a parenting plan, such as the program offered by Custody X Change.

In addition, the Alaska state court’s self-help resources for making a parenting plan are helpful for folks in any state. And here are free parenting plans from more than a dozen states to help you explore different options.

Books. If you still like the substantial support of a good book, here are three good ones:

If books aren’t in your budget, you may be able to find these at your local public library.


Nolo's Essential Guide to Child Custody & Support

by Emily Doskow
(October 2017, 4th Edition)

Nolo's Essential Guide to Child Custody & Support

Get the answers you need for your family. Nolo's Essential Guide to Child Custody & Support will teach you how to:

  • negotiate agreements with your ex
  • enforce custody and support orders
  • modify agreements when your circumstances change
  • find custody and support rules for your state
  • avoid a destructive court battle

In Paperback and eBook (Adobe Reader)  

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Temporary Child Support and Parenting Plan

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Temporary Child Support and Parenting Plan

If you're separating and a parent, your kids should be your top priority during this tumultuous time. Use Nolo's Temporary Custody & Visitation Agreement to help you:

  • outline the days and times your children will be with you and with your spouse
  • create a joint decision-making system you can both live with
  • establish child support guidelines

You can save and edit the form before you buy--just create a Nolo.com account. It's easy, free, and there's no obligation to buy anything. If you purchase the form, you'll be able to print, send, or download it.

In Paperback and eBook (Adobe Reader)  

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Building a Parenting Agreement That Works

by Mimi Zemmelman, Ph.D.
(September 2018, 9th Edition)

Building a Parenting Agreement That Works

Avoid custody battles and save money, time, and grief.  Get information, worksheets, and a fill-in-the-blank parenting agreement that will help you create a fair and lasting child custody arrangement with your former partner. Keep your kids' needs at the forefront with Building a Parenting Agreement That Works. Learn how to handle:

  • money issues
  • tough decisions about your child's education and medical care
  • living arrangements, daily schedules, holidays, and other special occasions,
  • and much more

 

In Paperback and eBook (Adobe Reader)  

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Divorce Without Court

by Katherine Stoner
(June 2018, 5th Edition)

Divorce Without Court

Get essential information on how to end a marriage fairly and inexpensively, using divorce mediation or collaborative divorce. Encouraging and straightforward, Divorce Without Court guides you through a negotiated divorce, explaining how to:

  • maximize opportunities for settlement
  • get an agreement in writing
  • find and work with lawyers and other advisors.

Includes useful checklists and worksheets.

 

In Paperback and eBook (Adobe Reader)  

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