Oct 13

De facto custodian

Written by: Megan Dell


By South Carolina statute, this is a person who has been the primary caregiver and financial supporter of a child who has resided with the person for a specified period of time; such persons may be entitled to seek visitation or custody of the child, and South Carolina Family Court may award the person visitation or custody of the child if the child’s natural parent is unfit or there are other compelling circumstances.