Child Custody & Visitation

One of the most challenging aspects is deciding what will happen with your children once your divorce is complete. When it comes to Georgia child custody law, there is one consideration which hovers above all others: “the best interests of the child.” Of course, what is in “the best interest of the child” is often the subject of considerable dispute. When a court tries to determine what “the best interest of the child” is, they will look at each situation on a case by case basis and take into account a wide variety of factors including but not limited to the age of the child, the ability of each parent to care for the child, and the compatibility of the child with each parent. Because of the myriad factors that go into each Georgia child custody decision, and because of the subjective nature of each of these factors, having an experienced Georgia divorce lawyer on your site to protect your parental interests and the interests of your children under Georgia law will be essential.

As an Atlanta family law attorney, Mitch can explain that there are a number of different custody options under Georgia law. The first possibility would be joint child custody. There are two types of joint custody: joint legal custody and joint physical custody. Georgia law states that under joint legal custody, both parents have the right to contribute to major decisions regarding their children, and both parents share equal responsibility in carrying out those decisions. Joint physical custody, on the other hand, refers to the amount of time that a child is permitted to spend with each parent. It will be important before your case that you and your child custody attorney discuss whether you choose to petition the court for joint physical custody, joint legal custody, or sole legal or physical custody.

As an Atlanta family law attorney, Mitch can explain to you that there are a number of different custody options under Georgia law. The first possibility would be joint child custody. There are two types of joint custody: joint legal custody and joint physical custody. Georgia law states that under joint legal custody, both parents have the right to contribute to major decisions regarding their children, and both parents share equal responsibility in carrying out those decisions. Joint physical custody, on the other hand, refers to the amount of time that a child is permitted to spend with each parent. It will be important before your case that you and your child custody attorney discuss whether you choose to petition the court for joint physical custody, joint legal custody, or sole legal or physical custody.

If you or someone you know that faces a Child Custody dispute as part of a divorce or after a divorce is completed, please contact Mitch at 404-916-7948 or you may email him at mitch@mitchmckinney.com in order to set up a consultation.