Child Custody

When divorce and child custody issues arise, the most important thing is to keep your children out of the tug-of-war. Children still need both parents. Unfortunately, an angry or resentful spouse can threaten your child’s happiness and security and lead to rocky relations.

What Is Child Custody?
Child custody refers to the legal and practical rights over children after a divorce, including:

Physical Custody– Where the children live.


Legal Custody
– Who makes decisions regarding matters of health, education and safety.

Georgia custody law awards custody in terms of what is in the best interest of the child. Each child custody case is unique and requires an in-depth analysis of each parent’s ability to raise the child and make major decisions. In Georgia, there are four child custody options:


Sole Custody
– One parent lives with and has total decision making authority regarding the child.

Physical Custody – Child primarily lives with one parent who has total decision making authority, but the other parent has some parenting time with the child.


Legal Custody
– Child primarily lives with one parent but decision making regarding the child is shared.


Joint Custody
– Child lives with both parents on a relatively equal basis and decision making regarding the child is shared.

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