Custody & Visitation

Custody and Visitation

In Georgia, neither the Mother nor Legal Father will automatically have custody of their child in a divorce action.  As long as both parents are fit, the Judge will decide who will have custody of the child based on the child’s “best interest.” The courts look at a variety of factors to determine which parent should be given custody of their child.  If the parents were never married to each other, a different standard applies.  Go to our page on Legitimation and Paternity for more information.

If you or the child’s other parent cannot agree on custody, visitation, support, and/or how to parent your child, you should schedule an Initial Consultation with CBJ Family Law Attorney Danielle Mays or Dodie Sachs.

  • Our attorneys have extensive litigation and courtroom experience, which means they know how to get the evidence their clients need to prove their case and they know how to effectively present that evidence in the courtroom when it really matters.
  • Our attorneys provide client-focused, goal-oriented representation because they know families are unique and each client needs an individualized case plan that is right for them.
  • Our attorneys have litigated and won many custody cases and know what does NOT work in a Parenting Plan. Our attorneys understand the need for negotiating and drafting a well-written, detail-oriented Parenting Plan to avoid co-parenting issues down the road.
  • Our attorneys know your children are the most important thing to you and know a custody battle can be emotionally taxing. Our attorneys believe regular client communication helps relieve some of the anxiety clients feel going through the legal process, so we strive to maintain a 24-hour response period to any client communication received during regular business hours.