Douglas County Child Custody Lawyer
Child Custody Lawyers Serving Atlanta & West Georgia
The issues related to child custody can be the most difficult to resolve and can be very emotionally charged. A Douglas County divorce attorney with experience and skill in working through these difficult negotiations proves invaluable.
Howard and Arca Attorneys at Law has experience working with people to resolve difficult legal issues. The attorneys at the firm understand the importance of this to you and your children and they will fight aggressively, when necessary, to protect your rights in child custody matters. They will make sure that any agreements you reach are properly documented to prevent problems in the future.
Child Custody: A Crucial Issue in Divorce
When child custody cannot be resolved and agreed upon by the parents, or through mediation, the matter will go before the judge for his decision. You must have an accomplished child custody lawyer representing you at this stage for the greatest chance of achieving your goals. A judge will evaluate any agreements or proposed stipulations based on what is best for the child.
The judge will also look at who has been the primary care giver to the child, the physical and mental health of the parties seeking custody, who will work to keep the child's family as whole as possible, any preferences of the child and several other factors. Child custody and child support issues are rarely final until the child reaches legal adulthood. Modifications can be sought in the future if conditions change. If at all possible, it is best to work out the agreements of custody together. The dedicated attorneys at the firm can provide valuable assistance to accomplish this.
Is Georgia a 50/50 Custody State?
Georgia is not a 50/50 custody state because the law does not automatically award joint custody to parents who request it. However, the law does state that the court should consider the child's best interests in making a custody determination, and joint custody is often considered to be in the child's best interests. As a result, judges in Georgia are generally open to the idea of awarding joint custody as long as they are satisfied that it is in the child's best interests.
There has been a growing trend towards joint custody in Georgia in recent years. This is likely due to several factors, including the increasing number of working mothers, the growing recognition of the importance of fatherhood, and the belief that joint custody is better for children.
If you seek joint custody in Georgia, speaking with an experienced family law attorney is essential. A custody lawyer serving Douglas County can help you understand the law and your legal rights and represent you in court if necessary.
For help with child custody issues during divorce, contact a Douglas County child custody attorney at the firm as soon as possible.
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