Last updated on May 25, 2023

We Protect Fathers In Child Custody Cases

Many fathers assume that courts will favor mothers in child custody cases. However, Georgia courts are just as likely to award child custody to a father as a mother. At The Siemon Law Firm, our lawyers have successfully obtained primary residential child custody for fathers in situations when that was an appropriate outcome.

To talk to a child custody lawyer at our firm, call 770-888-5120 or contact us online. Our attorneys represent fathers in child custody and visitation cases throughout Atlanta and Northern Georgia.

Primary Custody Often Goes To The Primary Caretaker, Regardless Of Gender

Georgia laws with respect to issues such as marital property division, spousal support and child custody are gender neutral. In deciding custody, the courts consider specific factors, such as who has been the primary caretaker in the past. Examples of evidence may include:

  • Which parent gets the child ready for school?
  • Which parent takes care of the child when he or she is sick?
  • Which parent takes the child to parent-teacher conferences and doctor’s appointments?
  • Which parent helps the child with his or her homework?

Courts will also consider factors such as the lifestyles of the parents and evidence of past child or spousal abuse.

If you are committed to accepting the responsibility to nurture and raise your child, our fathers’ rights lawyers will be your advocate in the courtroom whether you are seeking an initial custody order or are involved in a child custody dispute. We help fathers obtain primary residential custody as well as expanded visitation rights.

Questions That Fathers Often Have About Child Custody

Fathers often feel like they’re at a disadvantage when going into child custody matters during a divorce. But the odds aren’t stacked against them as much as they think. Let’s look at some common concerns that fathers have about child custody and set the record straight.

What are my parental rights as a father in Georgia?

Married mothers and fathers have equal parental rights. However, only the mother has automatic custody rights if the parents aren’t married. When that is the case, the father must officially establish his paternity with the court to seek custody or visitation with his child.

Do mothers always get child custody?

To the uninformed, it can seem like mothers get preferential treatment in child custody matters. But in the eyes of the law, mothers and fathers are the same. Regardless of gender, the courts will award custody to the parent best equipped to care for the child and support their development.

Can the mother block me from getting child custody?

Mothers can’t block fathers from getting child custody simply because they’re mothers. However, if they had evidence that the child would be in danger with or not get the care they need from the father, it could affect the court’s decision.

How do I make my custody case stronger as a father?

Building a solid child custody case as a father is all about demonstrating that you’re the parent best suited to care for the child. If you’re involved with the child’s daily care and play an active role in their development, then there’s no reason why you wouldn’t be able to get custody.

To maximize your chances of success in your child custody case, work with an experienced attorney. The lawyers at The Siemon Law Firm can help you present a strong argument and defend your rights as a father.

Contact Us Today

The lawyers at The Siemon Law Firm are dedicated to resolving your child custody issues favorably. For a personal, discreet consultation, call 770-888-5120. We are conveniently located with offices in Alpharetta, Atlanta, Cumming and Marietta.

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