Child Custody, Visitation and Children's Best Interests

Your children's best interests will have major significance in many of your divorce agreements. But, how do you define your children's best interests? The Georgia court has standards and guidelines that will set the tone for your case, but working with an experienced and compassionate attorney to define your children's specific best interests from the outset of your case is crucial.

Your eventual custody and visitation agreement will impact your children at least until they reach the age of 18, and your relationship with them during this time will undoubtedly affect the rest of their lives and the rest of your life.

Rarely Do Parents in Divorce Agree on Their Children's Best Interests

Disputes surrounding child custody and visitation can easily become intense. When you work with our law firm in Marietta, we will help you resolve disputes efficiently, keeping your children's futures in the foreground.

At F. Marian Weeks, P.C., Attorneys at Law, we are committed to getting you and your children through disputes unscathed. We will work diligently to solidify custody and a parenting time schedule that protects your parental rights and serves your children's best interests. We will work to determine your children's best interests collaboratively along with the other parent, child custody guidelines and visitation schedule guidelines.

Only when we cannot reach sensible agreement with the other party do we go to court for assistance. You know your children better than the court. Therefore, reaching agreement outside of court will likely be in your best interest and your children's best interests.

Custody, Visitation and Parenting Plans in Georgia

There are two main types of custody:

Physical custody refers to the parent with whom the child lives (primary residence).

Legal custody refers to who makes the important decisions that impact the child's life (usually both parents equally, but not in all cases).

We will help you understand the distinctions between the types of custody and how that affects sole and joint custody in regard to both physical and legal custody.

In addition, we can assist with matters that relate to custody, including:

  • Grandparents' rights: Issues involving grandparents seeking custody and/or visitation rights.
  • Mothers' and fathers' rights: Custody issues involving married and unmarried parents.
  • Parenting plan agreements: Plans that are required by law to establish the schedule of time each parent spends with the children.
  • Relocation and move-aways: Issues involving custody or one parent seeking to relocate/move out of state.
  • Same-sex parent child custody: Custody is often complicated by technicalities of adoption, biological parent's rights and children's best interests.

We Work to Make Child Custody and Visitation Seamless for Children

When children are involved in a divorce or separation they are the most important people involved. You can count on our experienced attorneys to provide child custody and visitation support that makes the process as easy as possible on your children.

Please call F. Marian Weeks, P.C., at 770-884-6296 or email our team to schedule a free 30-minute consultation with one of our lawyers in Marietta. We practice most often in Cobb County, Cherokee County and Paulding County courts, and we are well-known for our professionalism, client service and results.