Child Custody Disputes

In Georgia, the law really directs courts on how to decide custody disputes.

So, we have a lot of factors the court has to take into consideration when determining what is in the best interest of the children. Overall, the overriding standard is what is in the best interest of the children.

In order to figure that out, there are a lot of factors:

  • What are the incomes of the parties?
  • Does one party have a mental health issue?
  • Does one party have a drug issue?
  • Who can provide a caring, loving environment?
  • Who is the parent more willing to make sure the other parent has a good relationship with the children? 

There are many factors that the court has to take into consideration in a custody case. And once the court takes all those factors into consideration, then they make a decision that they feel is in the best interest of the children.
And of course, it’s important to note that what you think is best for your children, the judge might not think is in the best interest of your children.

So, it’s really important for you to really think about what you want for your children and how you want your life to look. And if you can reach a custody agreement, that usually is better than leaving it in the hands of a judge who you have never met in your life to determine you and your family’s future for the next 18 years.

Contact Edwards Family Law Today

If you need help navigating your custody dispute, contact Edwards Family Law to find out more. Our attorneys are experienced in family law issues and we may be able to help you fight for the best interest of your child.

Reach out to us today to schedule an appointment.

Author Bio

Regina Edwards is the Owner and Managing Attorney of Edwards Family Law, an Atlanta family law and estate planning law firm she founded in 2005. With more than 21 years of experience practicing law, she is dedicated to representing clients in a wide range of legal matters, including divorce, child custody, child support, legitimation, wills, trusts, probate, and Medicaid planning.

Regina received her Juris Doctor from the Tulane School of Law and is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the Atlanta Bar Association. She has received numerous accolades for her work, including being named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for six years, as well as being named among the Pro Bono All Stars by the Georgia Bar Journal in 2019.

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