Deciding custody of children can be one of the most difficult issues in divorce. At The Siemon Law Firm, we believe that child custody and visitation arrangements are best made by parents, not by judges. Our goal is to help you resolve child custody and visitation issues in a way that will make it easier for you and your ex to co-parent in the future.
To schedule a confidential consultation with a Cumming custody lawyer from The Siemon Law Firm, call now: 866-497-5134 or send us an email. With offices in Cumming & Alpharetta, our firm handles child custody cases throughout Northern Georgia.
Parenting Time After Divorce
In Georgia, child custody and visitation are referred to as parenting time. A number of parenting-time arrangements are possible, from sole custody for one parent to joint custody.
A joint child custody plan can be a traditional plan where one parent has primary residential custody and the other parent sees the child one night during the week, alternate weekends, alternate holidays and an extended period of time in the summer. Joint custody can also mean 50-50 custody, where the children spend equal time with both parents.
If you and your spouse cannot agree on a custody and visitation arrangement, Georgia courts will order mediation. Our custody lawyers will guide you through the mediation process and help you negotiate a workable arrangement.
In some cases, the two parents are too far apart and cannot reach a negotiated solution. If needed, our lawyers will assert your rights in court.
How Do Courts Decide Child Custody?
Courts in Georgia will determine child custody and visitation based on what they perceive to be the best interests of your children. The judge will carefully examine factors such as who has been the primary caretaker, the lifestyles of the parties, the wishes of the children if they are older, and any evidence of past child or spousal abuse.
Our lawyers are experienced in presenting the right evidence and arguments to tell your side of the story.
Call 866-497-5134 and Speak with our Forsyth County Custody Attorneys
For an initial consultation with a custody lawyer at our office in Cumming, Georgia, call 866-497-5134 or contact us online. We represent clients in Georgia and Florida courts.