Joint Custody in Georgia
Protect Your Parental Rights with Our Alpharetta Child Custody Lawyer
Are you a parent who is considering or going through
divorce? If so, then there is no time to waste – you should immediately
consult with a knowledgeable attorney who understands Georgia's laws
surrounding child custody. If you are interested in seeking joint custody
of your child, our Alpharetta child custody lawyer at The Law Offices
of David E. Oles can help you understand your rights and assist you in
preparing your custody petition.
We have nearly 20 years of experience on our side.
Safeguard your future relationship with your child!
Contact us today at (770) 648-0744.
Our legal professionals understand how emotionally exhausting, tense, and
stressful divorce proceedings can be. We know that making calm, sound,
and informed decisions may seem like an impossibility at this time. However,
when you retain the representation of our skilled Alpharetta child custody
attorney, you can be confident that you will receive the legal guidance
you need in order to move forward with your case. Do not hesitate to get
in touch with our firm as soon as possible!
Understanding How Joint Custody Works
When parents make the decision to legally divorce or separate, family law
courts will determine where the child will take up residency. Many child
custody cases will result in joint custody (also known as shared custody).
The two forms of joint custody include joint legal custody and joint physical
custody. Essentially, if you and your former spouse or partner do not
live together, you may be granted shared responsibility for the decision-making
and physical custody of the child.
This shared parenting plan must address the following:
- The legal custody of your child
- The physical custody of your child
- Child support arrangements that have been established
Joint legal custody will enable you and your former spouse or partner to
work together to make all the major decisions in the child's life.
No one parent will have sole responsibly or authority. Joint physical
custody will allow for both parents to spend an equal (or close-to-equal)
amount of time with the child. If you choose to pursue a joint custody
agreement, a shared parenting plan will need to be created. This plan
should reflect your ideas and your former partner's ideas of what
is in the best interests of the child. Ideally, this plan will be created
by both you and your former spouse.
We will represent your rights and best interests!
Whether you are just beginning your divorce proceedings or you are in the
middle of a legal battle over the custody of your child, it would be within
your best interests to have our experienced divorce attorney in your corner.
We stand ready to provide you with the guidance, support, and advocacy
that you need.
We will review your unique case and inform you of your rights and legal
options. Additionally, we will fully educate you about the child custody
laws surrounding your case so that you are better informed and able to
make sound decisions.
Contact The Law Offices of David E. Oles today
and for a
free initial case evaluation.