Determining who should have primary custody of children and how much visiting time the other parent should have can be a highly contested issue in divorce. Your choice of an attorney is an important factor in reaching the outcome you want.
I am Carmel W. Sanders, a child custody lawyer in Macon, Georgia. I represent married parents, unmarried parents and grandparents in all aspects of child custody and visitation. I also help unmarried parents establish paternity.
How Child Custody Is Determined In Georgia
The most common child custody arrangement in Georgia is for one parent to have primary custody while the other has visitation according to a schedule. Courts may also award joint child custody. Your child custody arrangement can affect the amount of child support you receive or are obligated to pay.
When determining a child custody arrangement, Georgia courts will consider a number of factors, including:
- The best interests of the child
- Suitability of each parent as primary caretaker
- Who is the current primary caretaker
- Ability of the parents to communicate
- Wishes of an older child
- Safety of the child
- History of domestic abuse
Every child custody case is unique and deserves to be handled with care, sensitivity and a clear understanding of the law. I am dedicated to ensuring that your children are raised in a safe and loving environment following your divorce.
Contact Macon Child Custody Attorney Carmel W. Sanders
To schedule a consultation with me, attorney Carmel W. Sanders, call 478-207-5100 or fill out our simple contact form.