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.
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:
- 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.