Balancing Both Parents’ Rights
The Changing Role Of Fathers
If your divorce involves children, you need to know what your parental rights are. For many years, Georgia courts simply awarded child custody to the mother and made the father pay child support. Today, the mother is no longer automatically awarded child custody in a divorce. Judges today are much more open to awarding more visitation time, and even primary custody, to fathers. The judicial system now treats divorces in a gender-neutral way and looks at each situation to determine who is the better parent to take care of the children.
Contact Marietta parents’ rights attorneys at Gentry Law Firm LLC today to schedule an initial consultation. They offer a hands-on approach to determine the best strategy to protect your custody rights.
How Courts Determine Custody
Our firm has forcefully and effectively fought for our clients at custody hearings and has helped numerous clients obtain primary custody of their children. When deciding who to award custody to, the court will look at things such as:
- Who has been the child’s primary caregiver in the past?
- Does the father (or mother) have a plan for being the primary caregiver going forward?
- What is in the best interest of the child — living with the father or the mother, or is true joint custody in the child’s best interests?
Get In Touch Today To Protect Your Rights
To increase your chance of gaining child custody in Marietta and Cobb County, Georgia, look no further than the Gentry Law Firm LLC. Our team has more than 30 years of experience helping clients obtain child custody. Our experience has made us well aware of the courts’ shifting approach to child custody and visitation. We will take every measure possible to protect your parental rights. Contact our law office online to receive the personal attention and straightforward legal advice your case deserves. He will address your concerns, while outlining your legal options during a free initial consultation.