Do you need help with your child custody case?
The attorneys at Hall & Navarro have over 22 years of experience helping parents like you, and we are ready to fight for you and your child.
We never want to hurt our children, yet in a custody case, they often suffer the most. As a parent, we know that you want what is best for your child. Sometimes, through the complex legal process, those who love the children most are at risk of losing them. If you feel like your rights as a parent or grandparent are at risk, let us help you in your fight to keep your relationship with that child as strong as possible.
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Choosing the right lawyer for your custody case.
In Georgia, both parents are required to support their children until a child is at least 18 years of age, graduates from high school, marries, dies, is emancipated, or joins the military. While the custodial parent is responsible for providing the basic necessities, the non-custodial parent pays child support to the custodial parent for the child’s living expenses, health insurance, medical and dental expenses, and more. There are different types of custody you can be awarded.
- Joint Custody – allows for both share rights and privileges over the child(ren). The child lives with both parents, and the attorneys and parents work with the court to determine the details of this arrangement.
- Sole Custody – the child(ren) live(s) with one parent only, and the non-custodial parent is usually given visitation rights.
Therefore, you want an attorney working for the best possible outcome, so that your child has the benefit of your presence in his or her life. The courts determines who has custody of the child based on several factors, including:
1. Emotional connection with the child
2. Ability to support the child financially
3. Whether a parent is fit
4. The child’s preference, depending on age
Since this is such a critical decision that will impact the rest of you and your child’s lives, it is important to have an attorney on your side who will be sure you get fair representation.
Furthermore, even after your divorce is final, you can petition the court to win back custody of your child(ren) if you can show the court that it is in the best interest of the child. When you feel that the court’s decision is not in your child’s best interest, and you need a lawyer who will fight for your right to parent your child, let the attorneys at Hall & Navarro help.
Depending on the situation, Georgia Law allows for visitation and custody rights of grandparents. If you are concerned that you may lose contact with your grandchild(ren), contact the attorneys at the Hall to learn what rights you have as a grandparent.
When the parties involved in a divorce cannot agree on child custody, most states have laws that set forth the factors the judge must consider when determining custody. A few states do not have any factors in their laws, and leave it up to judges to...