Child custody is the most challenging issue in many Georgia divorces. At The Siemon Law Firm, our lawyers understand the importance you place on the well-being of your children. Our goal is to help you achieve your child custody goals through negotiation if possible and litigation if necessary.
To talk to an Alpharetta custody attorney at our firm, call 866-497-5134 or contact us online. From our offices in Cumming, Alpharetta, and Atlanta, our attorneys handle child custody and visitation cases throughout the Atlanta metro area.
Georgia Child Custody
There are two types of child custody in Georgia:
- Legal custody, which the right to make decisions for issues about your child's education, medical care and religious upbringing
- Physical custody, which is where your child will live
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While some parents go into a divorce stating that they want sole custody of children, Georgia courts encourage joint child custody unless there are strong reasons not to, such as evidence of past abuse by a parent.
Many different types of joint child custody arrangements are possible, from traditional plans where one parent has primary custody and the other parent has visitation every other weekend, one night during the week, every other holiday and an extended period of time during school breaks, to 50-50 joint custody. Parents may also have split custody, where one child lives with one parent and the other child lives with the other.
If you and your spouse cannot agree on a child custody and visitation arrangement, then you will need to go through the mediation process. Our custody lawyers will represent you in mediation. However, if you and your spouse are too far apart to reach an agreement, a judge will decide based on the best interests of your children.
Our Alpharetta divorce attorneys are experienced litigators who will be powerful advocates for your child custody goals in court.
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The attorneys at The Siemon Law Firm are dedicated to resolving your child custody issues favorably. For a personal, discreet and helpful consultation, call 866-497-5134 or contact us online.