Cumming Divorce Lawyer
When two parents divorce in Georgia, one will typically have residential custody of children and the other will have visitation. However, there is no typical arrangement; you and your spouse can negotiate any arrangement that fits your family and your schedule.
At The Siemon Law Firm, our goal is to help you negotiate a child custody and visitation schedule that will make it easier for you and your ex to co-parent your children. To talk to an Atlanta visitation attorney at our firm, call 866-497-5134 or contact us online.
How Much Visitation Can I Have?
At a minimum, the parent with visitation would have overnight visits on alternating weekends, alternating holidays and extended periods of time during school breaks and summer vacations, plus one evening night during the week. However, you and your spouse can negotiate a different arrangement, up to 50-50 joint child custody.
Georgia courts believe it is in the best interests of children to have reasonable and liberal contact with both parents. However, a 50-50 child custody plan probably would not work unless both parents lived in the same school district and have good co-parenting and communication skills.
If the two parties are unable to reach an agreement on a visitation arrangement through negotiation or mediation, the court will decide based on what it perceives to be the best interests of your children. Our lawyers are experienced in presenting the right evidence and arguments to support your visitation goals.
What if There Are Allegations of Child Abuse?
Courts may provide supervised visitation (but no overnight visits) even in cases where there is evidence of past spousal or child abuse. Typically, the parent with physical custody would drop the child off at a secure facility and pick up the child after the visitation with the noncustodial parent.
Contact Our Atlanta Visitation Lawyers Today
From our offices in Cumming, Alpharetta, and Atlanta, our attorneys represent men and women in child custody and visitation cases throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area. For a personal, discreet and helpful consultation, call 866-497-5134 or contact us online.