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Protecting Your Child's Best Interests

Some of the most important decisions to be made during the divorce process involve children, particularly with regard to their care and living situation. It is one of the unfortunate facts that, when parents split, children are often the ones who are the most impacted. Because of this, it is the duty of family law courts in the State of Georgia to ensure that child custody orders always favor the best interests of the child.

How Courts Decide Custody & Parenting Plans in Georgia

Typically, a child custody arrangement that is in the best interests of the child will revolve around frequent contact with both parents, who will share a variety of rights and responsibilities, including a child’s residence, healthcare decisions, education, and more.

If possible, it is usually best when both parents work together and submit a joint parenting plan for approval by the court. If you and your spouse are not able to agree on a parenting plan, then the courts will have to decide for you. Certain circumstances may necessitate that one parent has sole custody over the child.

When a judge makes a decision regarding child custody, he or she may consider some of the following factors:

  • The physical suitability of the home environment
  • The physical, mental, and emotional health of the parents
  • The parent's ability to care for the child
  • Any history of drug or alcohol abuse by either parent
  • The preference of the child, if they are at least 11 years old

It is always beneficial to work with an family law attorney throughout the process to ensure a favorable custody and visitation plan. Let our divorce lawyers in Savannah provide the insight you need during a child custody dispute.

Dedicated to Seeking Positive Outcomes

Whether you are working together with your spouse to come up with a mutually agreeable parenting plan or are fighting for custody in court, our experienced Savannah child custody attorneys at Johnson Kraeuter, LLC can assist you. We are dedicated to protecting the best interests of your child and working towards a positive outcome that will be beneficial for their long-term well-being.

Schedule a consultation by contacting our firm today at (912) 421-2900.

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