Children take priority at Charlton & Glover, P.C., and in the courts of Georgia. In all child custody cases, the goal is to do what is in the best interest of the child. That is the driving factor, whether the child’s parents are involved in a divorce or a paternity action.
Of course, parents often have different opinions about what is in the best interest of the child in these cases. From the court’s standpoint, each parent should both spend time with the child and should both play an equally important role in raising the child. That does not necessarily mean that the child will spend the same amount of time with each parent, although that is often a good starting point. Barring proof of domestic violence, drug or alcohol abuse, or a similar threat to the child’s well-being on the part of the other parent, neither parent should expect to have the child all of the time.
Still, there are many different permutations of child custody arrangements. You may have heard terms like sole custody, joint custody, physical custody and legal custody. Our child custody lawyers will take care to explain how all of these terms work. However, our goal has less to do with terminology and more to do with doing what is right for you and your child. Our child custody lawyers will take the time to learn about you and your relationship with your child. With more than two decades of experience, we will propose child custody and visitation arrangements designed to protect that relationship.
While the majority of these cases are resolved by negotiation or mediation, our child custody lawyers are prepared to go to trial if necessary. We understand how important your relationship with your child is, and we are ready to fight to protect it.
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