Often, the most contested issue in a divorce is child custody and visitation. Child custody issues may impact where you live, the hours you work, or with whom you associate. When issues of this importance are at stake, it is essential to have a skilled and trusted advisor who will fervently represent your interests and those of your child.
Georgia law provides that custody determinations are to be made in the best interests of the child. No presumption exists as to whether a mother or a father better promotes the best interest of the child. V&T Law child custody lawyers represent both mothers and fathers in custody disputes.
Child custody includes physical and legal custody. Like it sounds, physical custody determines which parent has the child on what days and at what times. It can include a division of weekdays, weekends, school breaks, holidays, birthdays, and summer vacations.
Legal custody determines how parents will make decisions regarding the children’s:
- Extracurricular activities; and
- Health care.
Parents can be joint decision makers, one parent can make all of these decisions for the children, or mom can be in charge of certain decisions and dad can be in charge of other decisions.
The decisions made now could have far reaching consequences for years to come. Contact the experienced Atlanta child custody attorneys at V&T Law today at (404) 921-3595 or use our contact form on the left to ensure the protection of your rights and the welfare of your children.