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A Child Custody Lawyer You Can Count On

Child custody can be one of the most challenging aspects of a family dispute. As a parent, you’re deeply invested in what’s best for your children. The uncertainty of a brewing custody dispute can weigh heavy on you and those you love.

When you’re facing these pivotal moments, you want a dependable attorney who brings not only significant legal experience in the realm of Georgia family law but also a commitment to providing clear, actionable guidance.

Kierston is known for her straightforward, level-headed approach to family law. She’s highly skilled and practical, offering a down-to-earth perspective that resonates with her clients. She sets realistic expectations and provides transparent guidance. You can trust her to be a strong advocate for your interests and those of your child, both in and out of the courtroom.

The Basics Of Georgia Custody Law

Georgia law recognizes the importance of children’s welfare, and this principle guides every custody decision.

There are two main types of custody: legal and physical. Legal custody pertains to decision-making authority regarding the child’s upbringing, while physical custody addresses where the child lives. Joint custody is frequently a favorable option, but ultimately, it’s the child’s best interests that determine the outcome.

Factors that influence custody decisions include the child’s relationship with each parent, the parents’ stability and their ability to co-parent in a healthy manner.

Frequently Asked Questions About Custody And Visitation

Below are a few questions about custody. Please reach out to Kierston for further guidance on custody, parenting time, divorce issues or other family law concerns.

What is split custody?

Split custody occurs when parents have multiple children, and each parent has custody over different children. This arrangement is less common; typically, all of the children have the same custody arrangement. However, it may be appropriate in some situations when it serves the best interests of the children involved.

How is visitation determined?

Visitation refers to the ability of one parent to see their children while they’re in the other parent’s custody. Visitation schedules are usually determined as part of the custody arrangement. In cases involving special circumstances like domestic abuse, supervised visitation may be appropriate.

Can a child custody agreement be modified?

In some circumstances, yes. Either parent can request the court for a custody modification if there has been a significant change in circumstances affecting the child’s well-being.

Get The Legal Support You Deserve

If you’re seeking a child custody agreement or need to discuss visitation rights, reach out to Kierston M. Phillips, P.C. You’ll receive support from a lawyer who’s not just thorough and hard-working but also genuinely invested in securing a positive outcome for you and your children. Call 678-664-1600 today to start the conversation.