Child Custody & Child Support
Advocating For Child Custody & Child Support
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 family law attorney you hire. These delicate matters require a legal team that 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. We handle child custody and other family law matters with assertive, yet understanding, representation.
Protect Your Children – Find Out How In A Free Consultation
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. Call 770-485-6620 or submit this online contact form.