Can a single father get full custody?

Just to give a little more info. My girlfriend already has a 6 year old (from a previous marriage)living with her parents along with my newborn child. I feel the living environment is unsafe but can that hold up in court? Does that matter? What does matter?

Asked on January 6, 2013 under Family Law, South Carolina

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Living condiitons alone do not determine which parent receives more custodial time with a minor. Rather the conduct and responsibilty of a given parent determines such. Whether you have a chance to obtain full physical custody of your child is something that you need to discuss with a family law attorney as well as the costs of such a petition and chances of success.


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