Child Custody Attorney in Alpharetta
Divorce Lawyer Fighting for Your Rights
For most parents, child custody issues are what matter most in a divorce. We love our children, and their well-being and our rights to spend time with them are paramount. At The Law Offices of Daniel W. Mitnick & Associates, P.C., we have earned a reputation for success and the respect of our peers. Our qualifications include:
- 25 years of combined experience
- admission to the bar in Georgia, U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
Each dedicated Alpharetta lawyer with our firm is a skilled negotiator, and we prefer to settle matters in an uncontested divorce or through mediation. However, we are also skilled litigators and not afraid to go to court if necessary to protect your rights.
How the Courts Will Determine Child Custody
State law is straightforward on the subject of child custody. The decision is based on the best interests of the child, and the court has wide discretion in awarding custody. Factors the court will consider include:
- Stability of the parents
- Ability of the parents to care for the child
- Age and desires of the child
- Location of the parents
- Health of all parties
- Relationship between the parents and child
There are 2 basic types of child custody under state law – legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody, the right to make major decisions concerning the child, can be shared by both parents as joint legal custody, or awarded to one parent, as sole legal custody. Physical custody can also be shared or awarded to one parent, with visitation rights typically awarded to other parent.
Work with an Experienced Child Custody Lawyer
When you work with a knowledgeable Alpharetta attorney with our team, we will gather as many facts as possible about your situation and immediately begin to evaluate your case. We will discuss the various types of custody that could be implemented, and develop the best strategy to strengthen your position concerning child support, visitation, and all other aspects of your divorce. Contact our firm for a free phone consultation today!