Child Custody & Support Laws

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After making the initial decision to divorce, you begin realizing the impact it will have on your children. Divorce can affect almost every area of your child's life and if handled carelessly, can have repercussions well into the future. Much of the way you approach child custody, support, and visitation depends on the Douglasville & Atlanta family law attorney you hire.

These delicate matters require a legal team who is equally committed to your child's best interests. Our firm is committed to going above and beyond your expectations as we defend your rights in and out of the courtroom. Retain Faucette Law Firm LLC for legal counsel you can trust!

How are child-related issues handled in Georgia?

Child custody orders are created first, before either support orders or visitation arrangements, and are established by either both parents or by the court. Legal custody refers to the ability to make decisions for your child and physical custody denotes where the child spends their time. Both can be either joint or sole custody.

In an effort to support the child, the following factors are first considered:

  • The bond each parent has with the child
  • Each parent's financial circumstances
  • The parent's future involvement in the child's life
  • The home environment of each parent
  • Any history of family violence or abuse

After custody orders are decreed, it is time to establish visitation. This schedule designates how and where your child's time is spent. Birthdays, holidays, weekdays and weekends, and vacations are all considered. The more comprehensive the visitation schedule, the better.

Finally, the court creates support orders. The parent who has the children for more than half of the time is considered the custodial parent and typically receives more support. Support orders are generally established by adding each parent's gross income together and applying that total to the number of children involved. The noncustodial parent may be left with the bulk of the payment.

Protect your children with our Douglasville & Atlanta family law attorney!

No matter how old your children are, you can benefit from securing legal representation. It is never easy to settle child custody and visitation schedules, and support orders often evolve into lengthy disputes. At Faucette Law Firm LLC, we make sure to advocate for your rights, ensuring you are satisfied with the outcome.

Your children's futures are at stake. Will you leave things up to chance? Schedule your complimentary consultation today to take back control.

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