Child Custody Attorney in Greater Atlanta, GA
Protect your parental rights and privileges by depending on our child custody attorney in Greater Atlanta, GA. Child custody is often the most fought issue between divorcing spouses. The Blackmon Law Firm is happy to represent both mothers and fathers in custody matters. In every case, we work to resolve what is in the best interest of the minor children. Nathaniel H. Blackmon III uses his deep understanding of the law to support your goals throughout the entire divorce proceedings.
Deciding What Is Best for the Child
Taking time to go over every detail with you, our child custody lawyer considers any factors that may be of importance. We examine which parent is best suited to take care of the children, who provided the primary care during the marriage, the working schedules of the parents, which parent has the most stable home, and much more. At a certain age, the child has the right to express their desire for which parent they would like to live with. For our clients in Georgia, that age is 14. In Louisiana, the law is less solid, but usually a judge will consider the wishes of children 12 years or older, the ages of the children, and the ages and health of the parents.
Even if the child has a say, custody lawyers are important for deciding the details of the arrangement and whether or not the child is making an informed, safe decision. Whenever possible, the court usually presumes that it is in the best interest of the child to have substantial and continuing contact with both parents.
Cooperation is Often Best for Children
Through careful deliberation and cooperation, our goal is to assist our clients in getting joint legal and physical custody, so long as it is in the best interest of the children. We also help those who seek to get a modification to existing child custody or visitation arrangements in order to best care or the child’s needs or desires. Our custody attorney truly cares about the well-being of your children, and seeks to mitigate the emotional stress that separation and divorce place on them.
The needs of children change dramatically over the course of their young lives. As they grow and mature, and as their relationship with their parents shifts, their needs within the context of custody and visitation grow and mature as well. Because of this, it is often in the best interest of the child to alter the arrangement. We fight to ensure that the custody of your child is always in favor of your children, whether you are currently going through a divorce proceeding or custody has already been decided. In terms of visitation rights and custody, there are four main types, which include:
- Physical Custody: The parent who provides the primary physical residence for the child.
- Legal Custody: The parent which makes the primary decisions regarding health, education, religious matters, and other core legal decisions involving the child.
- Sole Custody: One parent making all physical and legal decisions concerning the children.
- Joint Custody: Both parents sharing equally in physical and legal decisions concerning the children.
If you are worried about the fate of your child or children, contact us to help ensure their well-being. We are proud to serve Greater Atlanta & Norcross, GA, and are licensed to represent clients in both Georgia and Louisiana.