Mothers' and Fathers' Rights in Georgia

Both mothers and fathers have rights in custody cases. The court's decision will be based on the best interests of the child. There are many similarities with parents' rights in custody issues. Unlike what many people think, both parents have an equal opportunity in custody cases. It is important to work with an experienced family law attorney to become informed of your rights and legal options.

At F. Marian Weeks, P.C., Attorneys at Law, we represent moms and dads throughout northern Georgia. We are located in Marietta and serve clients throughout Cobb County, Cherokee County and Paulding County.

We will treat you as an individual, taking a unique approach to resolving your unique issues. You can set your expectations high when you work with our team.

What Are My Parental Rights?

In Georgia, there is no preference for custody based on the sex of the parent (even for children of a tender age). For both fathers' and mothers' rights, the court will look at several different issues when determining custody and visitation rights, including:

  • Each parent's involvement in the child's life
  • Basic responsibilities, including doctor visits, fixing meals, buying clothes, etc.
  • School tardiness and absences

The courts will also look at who has taken responsibility for the child thus far, who can provide the most stable environment and who will encourage a mutually beneficial relationship with the other parent. Promoting a beneficial relationship between both parents is a key issue in many custody matters.

Resolving Child Custody Disputes

Child custody disputes can be resolved in a variety of ways. The courts encourage an amicable resolution to be reached through arbitration, mediation or settlement agreements. As an experienced mediator, attorney Marian Weeks is skilled at resolving custody disputes and will work with you to find the most appropriate path to take to resolve your case.

Please call us today at 770-884-6296 or email us to schedule a free 30-minute initial consultation to discuss your unique cases and legal options with one of our experienced lawyers.