Child Custody Attorney in Decatur, GA

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Child custody is one of the many legal issues that can arise following a divorce, legitimation, or modification. It is important to ensure that each child is provided and cared for following such circumstances, but the legal process is often cluttered with contentious and stubborn feelings from one or both of the parents. This only results in months of frustration for both parties and doesn't lead to an effective solution for the issue at hand.

Why Choose Our Decatur Child Custody Lawyers?

  • 20+ years of shared legal experience
  • Team approach on all cases
  • Highly recommended by past clients
  • Cost-effective, one-on-one legal services

Gibbs Mabe provides clients in the Decatur area with informed legal advice that makes the process more manageable. Our Decatur child custody attorneys work to help create an effective solution that upholds the interests of our client and their children.

If you need an experienced child custody attorney, contact Gibbs Mabe at (404) 471-3874.

Child Custody Laws in Georgia

Child custody in Georgia is split into two categories: legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody focuses on the decision-making on the child's behalf, while physical custody deals with where and what time each parent will spend with the child. In Georgia, parents are required to submit a Parenting Plan that outlines these specifics, including arrangements for weekends, holidays, and school vacation breaks. These parameters are negotiable, and in the event that both parents cannot come to an agreement, there will be one parent who holds the authority to make the final decision.

There are four areas where the parent with primary physical custody can exercise decision-making authority:

  • Education
  • Religion
  • Health
  • Extracurricular activities

In most cases, the parent who has the primary physical custody of the children will have the final say on decisions. Parenting plans are negotiable, so it is important that you create one with the guidance of an attorney who is well-versed in custody plans and your rights as a parent.

Comprehensive Parenting Plans

Gibbs Mabe can guide you through each step of the legal process with ease and efficiency. We take the time to form a relationship with you to help us understand your perspective. From there, we build a case that is customized to you and your child's unique needs. We make sure that all of our parenting plans are comprehensive and in your best interests.

Call our office at (404) 471-3874 to learn more about your child custody rights in Georgia.

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