As the month of May comes to a close, I want to reflect on the wisdom contained within the blog posts this month. May, a month marked by the end of the school year, the approaching summer break, and the celebration of mothers, brings its own challenges and opportunities for families, particularly those dealing with divorce and custody cases. This summary captures the core lessons from each of this month’s posts, with the goal of providing a comprehensive recap for our readers.

In the blog post Unlock the Secret to Stress-Free Summer Vacation Planning Despite Divorce, you are provided a roadmap for divorced or divorcing parents planning a summer vacation with their children. The article emphasizes the importance of early, smart planning and clear, consistent communication with the other co-parent. Understanding your custody agreement and keeping the children’s schedules in mind is critical to avoid complications. Including the children in the planning process, to the degree that is appropriate, having a backup plan, and focusing on creating lasting memories rather than chasing a perfect itinerary, are also recommended. The journey towards a stress-free vacation, even amidst the complexities of co-parenting, begins with just a single step.

In the blog post, The High Stakes of Summer: Secure Your Child’s Future by Hiring the Right Child Custody Attorney for Your Custody Modification Case. I delve into the high stakes of summer break when it comes to timing your child custody modification case, as well as the importance of securing your child’s future by hiring the right child custody attorney for your case. The summer season often brings about changes in custody arrangements, and having competent legal representation can make a profound difference in the outcome. The post underscores the need to initiate this process promptly to achieve the best possible outcome for your child’s future. Further, it provides valuable insights into choosing the right attorney, with emphasis on the need for one with experience, knowledge, and a great reputation in the field of family law in your area.

In Child Custody Relocation Cases Require Clear Evidence on Best Interests, I delve into the complexities of navigating the evidence required when filing child custody relocation cases. I give valuable guidance for divorcing or divorced parents facing such situations in South Carolina. I go over the importance of understanding one’s rights and obligations, as well as the legal framework that governs these matters in the family court system. I also discuss key aspects like the prerequisites you should have before filing a relocation case, persuasive reasons supporting the relocation, and the process of providing evidence that increase your chances of showing your reasons support the child’s best interests, too. This post is meant to provide a comprehensive overview of the issues involved in filing a child custody relocation case to help individuals evaluate their potential cases more effectively, even before they schedule their consult with a family law attorney.

The remaining blog posts this month offer readers a guide for navigating special occasions like Mother’s Day while going through a divorce or a child custody case and a guide for determining if this summer is the right summer to consider filing a child custody relocation case. You’ll even find a special post related to Mother’s Day that shares an opportunity to download a free gift from Ben Stevens!

May has been a busy month full of excitement about the end of the school year, graduations, celebrating Mothers, and looking forward to summer vacations. I hope these articles have been helpful to you or to those you know who are facing family changes and transitions this year. If you have specific questions about any of these topics, please don’t hesitate to reach out to my office to schedule your consultation. You can reach my office at (864) 598-9172 or by emailing

My team and I are here to help you navigate the complexities of co-parenting and child custody cases. We wish you a peaceful and enjoyable start to your summer. Even if you are not in South Carolina, I’m always happy to provide reputable referrals to my network of family law attorneys across the country and internationally as well.


About the Author:

Ben Stevens is a Fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Family Lawyers, and he is a Board-Certified Family Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has represented parents in child custody and other Family Court cases all across South Carolina for over twenty-five years. If you or someone you know is facing a child custody or visitation case, contact our office at (864) 598-9172 or to schedule a consultation.


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