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Fighting For The Rights Of Parents And Children In Georgia

When you have children, custody and visitation play an important role in your divorce. You must devise a parenting plan that protects your rights and the best interests of your child. At Daniels & Rothman in Athens, Georgia, we fight hard to protect the interests of parents and children going through a divorce.

Obtaining An Appropriate Child Custody And Visitation Order

Coming up with a workable parenting schedule may be one of the most difficult things faced by divorcing parents in Georgia. This schedule is essential to building a safe and stable environment for your child. The primary goal of the court is to create a custody and visitation order that is in the best interests of a child. A parenting schedule will address the following issues:

  • Legal custody – This award is the right to make decisions about a child’s medical, educational, religious and extracurricular activities. This can be awarded jointly or solely.
  • Physical custody – This award determines where a child should live and can be awarded either jointly or solely. It can also influence the amount of child support awarded. If your child is over 11, the judge may allow him or her to choose which parent has physical custody.
  • Visitation – Generally, if one parent is not awarded child custody, he or she has the right to visitation.

Our firm will work with you to determine the best strategy to take to protect your right to custody and/or visitation. Greg Daniels, one of our firm’s founding lawyers, will address such issues as communication problems, transportation concerns and other important issues faced by families going through a divorce.

We have helped thousands of clients resolve complex custody and visitation matters effectively, allowing them to focus on strengthening their relationship with their loved ones. If your children have expressed custody preferences, we will assist them in filing custody elections. We have successfully advocated for grandparents petitioning for access to their grandchildren.

We also represent clients in post-judgment matters. When your life changes after your custody order is finalized, we will help you file a custody modification or challenge a petition in court. Whether you are seeking to relocate with your children or oppose the move, attorney Daniels will develop a persuasive argument for supporting your side. It is critical to receive a court order for your modification. Without court approval, the changes you make are unenforceable, which may create legal headaches in the future. Rely on us to obtain the enforceable terms you need to meet your family’s changing needs.

Learn More About Your Parental Rights

If you are concerned about protecting your parental rights during a child custody or visitation dispute, call 706-621-5166 or send an email to contact an attorney at Daniels & Rothman today. We will fight hard to protect your rights involving you and your child.