Navigating Child Custody And Child Support

At Cain Law Office LLC, we understand why our divorce clients often have the most concerns about child custody and child support decisions. Parents may fear losing involvement in their minor children's lives. They may also disagree on matters of care giving, each believing that he or she knows what is best for the child.

Protecting Your Child's Best Interests

We have substantial experience in mediation, negotiation and litigation. One of the fastest ways we can establish common ground between divorcing parties in a child custody dispute is by reminding them of the applicable legal standard. In matters of child custody, the Georgia Superior Courts will be looking out for the best interest of the child.

Factors That Inform The Court's Custody Determination

There are multiple factors that determine the "best interest of the child" standard. In addition, the court may apply its discretion in determining how they are weighted. These factors may include the parent's work schedule and financial situation, the child's current relationship with each parent, and practically any relevant condition or circumstance that might impact a child's daily life.

Developing A Realistic Visitation Plan

Although the court presumes that a child will benefit from the influence of both parents, there may be logistical reasons for designating only one parent as the primary legal custodian, for decision-making purposes.

Child Support Options

Regarding child support, state law is more straightforward. The calculation is statutorily set based on a parent's gross income. However, the law also provides for deviations from the statutory guidelines for enumerated reasons, such as extra parenting time, shared custody, longer driving obligations, among others.

Contact An Experienced Child Custody And Child Support Attorney

We work hard to maximize our clients' time with their children and to establish sustainable child support obligations. Put our experience to your benefit when your divorce proceeding turns to matters of child support and child custody. You may schedule a free initial consultation at our Tallapoosa office by calling 770-574-2529. You may also contact us online.