Child Custody/Child Support
Any discussion of child custody when parents are separated, divorcing, or divorced will naturally include consideration of parental rights and responsibilities. The days are gone when family courts assumed that a mother should have sole custody. Fathers’ rights have progressed a long way in recent decades, and many divorced or never-married fathers share custody or have sole custody of their children.
Learn what the law has to say and what family law judges may determine in your family’s particular situation as you approach divorce or need to settle child custody after an out-of-wedlock birth.
In most cases, family courts will presume that the child’s best interests include continuous and frequent contact with both parents, and that both parents will share in making decisions regarding the child. However, allegations of abuse may seriously affect child custody orders. Each child custody matter is addressed as a unique case in family courts. A parenting schedule that may work in once case may not work in another. There are no pre-set answers to be applied in most or all families. Each couple, each family and each child has unique considerations related to questions such as the following:
Where will the child live, go to school, receive medical care and receive religious instruction?
What is a reasonable visitation schedule to allow for frequent contact with the non-residential parent?
Contact Greer Tisinger, your Carrollton child custody attorney, to schedule a free initial consultation. We are prepared to guide you through the often emotional process of negotiating a suitable child custody agreement that will take your children’s best interests into full account. Discuss scenarios such as the following:
- Joint physical and legal custody
- Sole physical custody
- Sole legal custody
- Visitation rights
- Parenting rights
- Grandparents’ rights
- “Move away” or relocation of the child and residential parent to another state or another part of Georgia
- Post judgment modifications
- Enforcement of court orders
- Family Court Services Mediation, and Private Custody Mediation