Forsyth County Custody Attorney
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 talk to a child custody lawyer in Cumming, call 866-497-5134 or contact us online. Our attorneys handle child custody cases throughout the greater Atlanta area.
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 child custody and visitation arrangement, Georgia courts will order mediation. Our 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 Now for a Child Custody Consultation
For an initial consultation with an attorney at our Cumming office, call 866-497-5134 or contact us online. From our offices in Cumming, Georgia, we represent clients in Georgia and Florida courts.