Child Custody | Visitation
Long after a divorce is finalized, custody issues often continue to arise.
– Child Custody | Visitation alpharetta ga.
At The Thomann Law Firm, we focus on the children’s best interests when dealing with custody and visitation issues. Our goal is to reach a custody and visitation schedule that is mutually agreeable to both parties when dealing with custody and visitation disputes. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss your custody and visitation issues.
Child Custody and Visitation Georgia
What is Custody and Visitation Law?
Disputes often arise when divorcing parents or unmarried parents living separately can’t agree on which parent (custodial) the children will live with and how the other parent (non-custodial) can maintain a relationship with their children. Georgia child custody and visitation law helps to resolve these disputes.
Divorcing parents should come up with their plans for child custody that include joint custody or visitation rights for a non-custodial parent. However, when parents disagree on whose home their child will spend most of the time, or when parents live far away from each other, the dispute may have to be resolved in a family court.
In bitter divorces, there may be attempts to block one parent from obtaining visitation rights or joint custody. All of these cases require the much-needed support of an experienced, reputable, and professional family law attorney Alpharetta. Our lawyer at The Thomann Law Firm can advocate in court for your right to visitation or help broker a mutual compromise on custody.
Terms to Know
- Sole Custody– One parent takes the responsibilities of care and maintenance of the child, including the right to direct the activities of the child and make decisions regarding the upbringing of the child.
- Joint Custody– Both parents share the responsibilities of care and maintenance of a child.
- Best Interests of the Child– A standard used for determining whether to award sole or joint custody or visitation rights in different states.
- Visitation– Access to a child granted to a parent who doesn’t have custody.
- Divorce –The legal dissolution of a valid marriage.
- Child Support– Money payments intended to cover the non-custodial parent’s share of the child’s necessities. A non-custodial parent makes it to a custodial parent.
The visitation rights are not awarded to parents only. Parents are not the only people eligible for these rights. Depending on the circumstances and state, a family court may award visitation rights to the siblings and grandparents who have played a significant role in the life of a child.
If granting full custody to a grandparent is in the best interests of the child, then a court may even consider doing so. Even if you aren’t a parent, consult with our Alpharetta family law attorney at The Thomann Law Firm today to discuss your potential visitation rights.
The preferences for awarding custody vary from one state to another. Most states prefer that both parents maintain the closest possible relationship with their child, and that is why they award joint custody to both parents.
However, the awarding of sole custody happens in a few states. For instance, some states prefer sole custody because awarding joint custody requires the cooperation of the parents, and the child suffers when the parents do not get along. Our lawyer specializing in child custody and visitation Georgia can help you to determine which laws apply in your case.
Courts primarily consider the best interests of the child when making custody and visitation decisions. A family court may consider a number of factors, including each parent’s physical and mental health, the wishes of the parents and child, and which parent has acted as the child’s primary caregiver, among others. You should consult our experienced family law attorney to help you form your best arguments for each of these factors to get the child custody and visitation schedule you desire.
If you’re facing child custody and/or visitation problem, contact The Thomann Law Firm today. We will help you explore your legal options. Call us today at 678-389-8581 or fill out the contact form to schedule a free case review.
Practice Areas Of Expertise
Long after a divorce is finalized, custody issues often continue to arise. At The Thomann Law Firm, we focus on the children’s best interests when dealing with custody and visitation issues.
At The Thomann Law Firm, we will help you navigate the dissolution of marriage process, while focusing on long and short term goals. We will help you transition into the next stage of your life while protecting your rights.
Are You a Victim of Domestic Violence?
The Thomann Law Firm is available to provide aggressive representation for victims of domestic violence. If you have experienced abuse or threats of domestic violence, call us today for a consultation.
Division of Property can be a stressful situation. At Thomann Family Law we recognize this and vow to make the process as stress free as possible by handling everything and keeping you informed, and up to date. We will make sure you are adequalty represented.
Let's Work Together
As an experienced family law trials lawyer I represent you to the fullest capacity. Service area licensed in the state of Georgia. Nearby cities we service Alpharetta, Cumming, Roswell, Marietta, Atlanta, Druid Hills, Gresham Park, Decatur, Hapeville, North Atlanta, North Decatur, Candler-MacAfee, North Druid Hills, Avondale Estates, Panthersville, Scottdale, Conley, College Park, Vinings, Belvedere Park, Clarkston, Forest Park, Chamblee, Lake City, Mableton, Smyrna, Tucker and surrounding area
- Family Law
- Uncontested Divorce
- Cohabitation Agreements
- Collaborative Family Law
- Divorce Mediation
- Legal Separation Agreements
- Marital Agreements
- Marital Property Distribution
- Domestic Violence
- Name Changes
- Post Divorce Modification
- Postnuptial Agreements
- Premarital Agreements
Online Access to Georgia Government
Fulton County Superior Court
Cobb County Court System
Gwinnett County Court Systems
Forsyth County Information
Vital Records - Order Certified Copies Online (Birth, Death, Divorce, etc.)
Atlanta Area Children of Divorce Seminars
(required for some family law litigants)
For additional community resources go to www.unitedwayatlanta.org