Decatur Child Custody Lawyer
Uphold Your Parental Rights with Gibbs Law Firm
Child custody is one of the many legal issues that can arise following a
divorce, legitimation, or
modification. It is important to ensure that each child is provided and cared for following
such circumstances, but the legal process is often cluttered with contentious
and stubborn feelings from
one or both of the parents. This only results in months of frustration for both parties and doesn't
lead to an effective solution for the issue at hand.
Why Choose Our Decatur Child Custody Lawyers?
- Personal and professional legal services
- Trial-tested advocacy in your corner
- Highly recommended by past clients
- Cost-effective, one-on-one legal services
Gibbs Law Firm provides clients in the Decatur area with informed legal advice that makes
the process more manageable. Our Decatur child custody attorneys work
to help create an effective solution that upholds the interests of our
client and their children.
Child Custody Laws in Georgia
Georgia law splits child custody into two categories: legal custody and
physical custody. Legal custody focuses on decision-making on the child's
behalf. Physical custody deals with how much time each parent spends with
the child. The judge will either award joint custody (parents share custody)
or full custody (one parent has custody). In Georgia, parents are required
to submit a Parenting Plan that outlines these specifics, including arrangements
for weekends, holidays, and school vacation breaks. These parameters are
negotiable, and in the event that both parents cannot come to an agreement,
there will be one parent who holds the authority to make the final decision.
There are four areas where the parent with primary physical custody can
exercise decision-making authority:
- Extracurricular activities
In most cases, the parent who has the primary physical custody of the children
will have the final say on decisions. Parenting plans are negotiable,
so it is important that you create one with the guidance of an attorney
who is well-versed in custody plans and your rights as a parent.
Comprehensive Parenting Plans
The Decatur child custody lawyer at
Gibbs Law Firm can guide you through each step of the legal process with ease and efficiency.
We take the time to form a relationship with you to help us understand
your perspective. From there, we build a case that is customized to you
and your child's unique needs. We make sure that all of our parenting
plans are comprehensive and in your best interests.
Call our office at (404) 471-3874 to learn more about your child custody rights in Georgia.