As a father, going through a divorce can be emotionally challenging, especially if you are worried about how often you will be able to spend time with your child. When it comes to negotiating child custody arrangements, you may assume that the court will favor the mother. However, Georgia, like many other states, does not automatically award custody to a child’s mother. As long as a father can demonstrate his ability to provide a safe and stable environment for his child, the court will likely seek to implement a child custody plan that fosters quality parent-child relationships equally with both mother and father. In order to ensure that the court understands your perspective and your wishes, Spencer Law Office is here to give voice to your story and give you the best chances of obtaining an equitable child custody arrangement that will allow you to forge a meaningful relationship with your child.
Quitman Paternal Custody Attorney
Skilled Domestic Relations Lawyer Assisting Quitman Clients With Paternal Custody Matters
Definitions of Custody in Georgia
Many child custody arrangements are available, depending on a family’s specific circumstances, needs, and goals. In Georgia, legal custody refers to a parent’s right to make major decisions (educational, medical, religious, etc.) on behalf of their children, while physical custody refers to the amount of time the child spends in the care and presence of a particular parent. As much as possible, the court will attempt to create a child custody arrangement that fosters a child’s relationship to both parents. While one parent may be granted primary physical custody, the other parent will likely be able to participate in legal custody matters and spend time with their child as often as possible (physical custody). When one parent is unable to provide a safe and stable environment for the child, the other parent can pursue sole custody. Ultimately, the court will seek to implement a child custody arrangement that best serves and protects the child.
Giving You a Compelling Voice
Unfortunately, contentious divorces can spiral out of control, as emotions run high and mothers desperately try to pursue primary or sole custody. As a father, you have every right to enjoy a fulfilling relationship with your child, so it’s essential that you work with an experienced paternal custody attorney to make sure that your goals are achieved. At Spencer Law Office, we will listen carefully to your concerns and present your wishes to the court, working hard to ensure that you and your child are able to enjoy quality time together. If you are concerned that your child’s mother is unfit to provide a safe environment for your child, we will help you petition for sole custody if need be. No matter what the specifics of your situation are, we are here to listen and pursue the best course of action to help you obtain a favorable outcome. Reach out today to get started.