Determining child custody can be one of the most contentious aspects of a divorce or separation. Depending on your situation, child custody negotiations can be a straightforward and objective process or an emotional and drawn-out battle. Under Georgia Law, “the best interest of the child” is the standard to determine who should have primary physical custody of the children. The parties may agree to custody and a suitable parenting plan prior to trial, or the judge will be forced to decide who should have legal and/or physical custody of the children based on what he/she believes is in the best interest of the children. If you and your spouse are considering divorce or separation, and you have questions about child custody arrangements, it is advisable to speak to a family law attorney prior to agreeing to any custody and visitation arrangements or prior to facing a family court judge.
Whether you are dealing with a divorce, child custody case or paternity action, let the Alfred Law Firm located in Marietta Georgia help you and your family to either negotiate an amicable settlement or to fight vigorously to protect your interests.
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