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One of the most heated issues in divorce cases is the question of child custody. The end of a marriage can mean a lot of stress for all of the parties involved, but the most conflict often surrounds how time will be divided with the children. No parent wants to make the process any harder than it has to be on their child, and having an attorney guide you through the steps is integral to deciding what will be best for your child(ren).
The gold standard of any custody decision is what custody arrangements best serve the interests of the child.
In Georgia, the court considers the best interests of the child when making custody determinations, meaning that the focus is on the child, not the parents or those seeking custody, in the decision making process.
In Georgia, there are two types of custody: legal and physical custody. Most cases result in both of the custody types being shared by both of the parents. This means that parents must share in decision making regarding the children and also have equal rights to the child’s medical and educational records. If the parents cannot reach a mutual decision, final decision making will typically be awarded to the parent who has primary physical custody. Usually, primary physical custody is awarded based on who has been the primary caregiver to the child during the marriage, but as mentioned, other factors may be taken into consideration in order to serve the best interest of the child.
Joint physical custody is the norm in the state of Georgia, meaning parents will typically share in equal or near equal parenting time. Sole custody is rare and means that all custodial rights are awarded to one parent and the other has no rights. A decision for sole custody does not alleviate the other parent from responsibilities such as child support obligations.
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Georgia Areas We Serve
Coleman Legal Group, LLC handles cases in the following cities and communities: Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, Milton, Cumming, Marietta, Sandy Springs, Woodstock, Kennesaw, Gainseville, Norcross, Lawrenceville, Midtown, Inman Park, Duluth, Buckhead, Dunwoody, Vinings and Smyrna.
Our attorneys frequently handle cases for clients residing in the following counties: Fulton, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Cobb, DeKalb, Henry, Cherokee, Douglas, Carroll, Coweta, Paulding, Bartow, Hall, Barrow, Walton, Newton, Rockdale, Henry, Spalding, Fayette and Clayton.
Coleman Legal Group, LLC’s Georgia lawyers practice in the areas of Divorce, Family Law, Immigration, Bankruptcy and Business Law. We have two convenient offices located at:
Alpharetta Georgia Office
5755 North Point Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Atlanta Georgia Office
659 Auburn Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30312
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