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, LLC can help you understand your rights and assist you in preparing your custody petition. We have nearly 20 years of experience on our side.
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.