How Does Child Custody Work In Georgia?
When it comes to child custody, you and your spouse know what is best for your child. However, when facing a divorce, it can be difficult to agree. It can be difficult to come to terms with the fact that your children will be away from you for periods of time. If you as parents cannot reach an agreement, a judge will step in and make decisions regarding custody that will ultimately serve what he or she determines to be the best interests of your child.
At Stahl & Hidir P.C., in Cartersville, Georgia, we have more than 20 years of experience. We are dedicated to helping our clients understand the complexities associated with family law and its many layers. We will help you decide which type of custody is best for you and your children in an effort to avoid court. However, if necessary, we will tenaciously defend your case in front of a judge.
Custody comes in two forms:
- Legal: This applies to decisions involving access to medical records, school records, participation in extracurricular activities and more.
- Physical: This pertains to with whom the child will live most of the time. This can be shared (joint) or primary custody.
This area of family law can be confusing, and it does not take much for matters to escalate when it comes to custody and visitation rights. While we understand how emotionally charged and sensitive this experience may be for you, we are determined to help you understand how the law works. Our attorneys want you to be able to make decisions that will help you prepare for a future that will support your children’s best interests, as well as yours.