Children are always a sensitive subject for divorcing parents. Generally, both mother and father agree that custody arrangements should be created in the best interest of the child. However, they may not necessarily agree on what “the best interest of the child” is when it boils down to specifics. Considering how deep emotions can run in relationships that have produced children, a disagreement over a proposed custody arrangement could easily become a nightmarish battle if you aren’t working with the right family law attorney.
Of course, there are special circumstances for certain people. If your former spouse abused you or your children or was relentlessly manipulative, it’s unlikely the custody arrangements will be resolved amicably. When this happens, you and a skilled child custody attorney must make full use of the legal system in order to protect your children and preserve your ongoing relationship with them.
As skilled and experienced litigators, we aren’t strangers to the courtroom. If your situation calls for it, we will prepare a fervent, well-researched case to defend your right to be with your children.
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Laws change constantly in the State of Georgia. Since we’re dedicated to providing the members of this community with outstanding and effective legal representation, we stay constantly updated on all changes that are relevant to our clients.
When it comes to child custody, our coverage is also comprehensive. We represent men and women in joint custody, sole custody, visitation, mediation, grandparents’ visitation, and modification proceedings.
Types of Child Custody
- Physical Custody: This legal term refers to whom the child lives with for a majority of the time.
- Legal Custody: This term designates the decision-maker(s) in the child’s life—the person or persons who determine the direction of the child’s upbringing, including education, religious affiliation, cultural affiliations, and health care decisions.
When you consult Miles Patterson Hansford Tallant, LLC, we will meet with you personally, assess your situation, give you an honest evaluation of your case, educate you on your rights, and advise you as to which options will work best for you and your child.
Mediation and Arbitration
There are several ways divorcing parents can resolve custody disputes and work out an agreeable and beneficial parenting plan. The Georgia court system supports the amicable resolutions that are often reached via mediation or arbitration. The philosophy behind this is that no one - including a judge who becomes acquainted with your family in less than an hour - can make better decisions about a child's future than his or her parents.