CHILD CUSTODY & VISITATION
The relationship you have with your child is important and it's worth protecting.
The Law Offices of Larry H. Tatum, P.C. recognizes how emotional the establishment of parenting schedules can be for our clients. When you consult with Larry H. Tatum, you can expect to work with a child custody attorney who is keenly aware of the struggles you face, and will zealously protect your parental rights every step of the way.
We will work closely with you to learn about your situation and develop a case to promote your important relationship with each child, as well as incorporate those unique circumstances that should be considered. Our office is fully prepared to help you obtain a fair and satisfying child custody and visitation arrangement in your divorce crisis.
Protecting Your Important Relationship with Your Child
In Georgia, the Court takes many factors into consideration when awarding custody to parents. Ultimately, the best interests of each child involved is the overriding factor in all cases. Parenting arrangements typically involve matters such as:
- Legal Custody: when a parent is awarded legal custody, he or she is given the legal right to make important decisions for the child, including medical care, education, religious training, extra-curricular activities, etc. Legal custody can be awarded to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody). Courts prefer joint legal custody. One parent will have the final say in joint legal custody arrangements.
- Physical Custody: Physical custody pertains to which parent the child will reside with the majority of the time. In many cases, the parent with whom the child lives with more often is typically awarded child support. Like legal custody, physical custody can be awarded solely or jointly. The parent who is not awarded primary physical custody has a general right to visitation with his or her child. Parenting time with a child will be included in any Court Order.
- Visitation: A child will typically thrive in an arrangement where the child has regular contact and involvement with both parents. We work hard to take in account your unique situation to preserve your relationship with your child.
- Grandparent Rights: Sometimes grandparents find themselves raising grandkids or getting shut out of their grandchildren's lives. Contact us to discuss the various options available for your particular situation.
The Law Offices of Larry H. Tatum, P.C. will tirelessly work to help you reach your child custody goals, ultimately keeping your child's bests interest in mind as well as developing a visitation schedule which suits the child's and client’s situation.
Mr. Tatum is also a trained and often sought after guardian ad litem. A guardian ad litem acts as the legal representative for the child. If you are involved in a custody case, your child's interests may need a voice. Mr. Tatum has been appointed as a guardian ad litem in dozens of cases and has a reputation as of being a thorough, independent advocate on behalf of children and minors for over two decades. Contact us if you need an attorney for your child.
For a consultation, contact us at 770-979-2199 today.