Marietta Child Custody Attorney
Establishing Parenting Plans & Child Visitation in Georgia
If you have children and are going through a divorce, or are considering divorce, child custody issues are probably a major concern. As a parent, you want to spend as much quality time with your children as possible. You may wonder how you will be able to ensure this after a divorce has been finalized.
The law office of G. Cleveland Payne III, P.C. prefers parenting plans that are in the best interests of a child and allow both parents to have significant, meaningful and quality time with their children.
Would you like to speak with a Marietta child custody and visitation rights lawyer? Call us at (770) 424-1400 to schedule your consultation. You can also email us to get a prompt response about your question.
What Is the Difference Between Physical Custody and Legal Custody?
Our firm understands parents have many questions about custody arrangements.
- Legal custody provides for each parent to have input into major decisions that are made about the children. These decisions include health care, education, religious training and even extra-curricular activities.
- Physical custody refers to the primary residence of the children. One parent may be designated as primary physical custodian and the other parent as secondary physical custodian.Joint physical custody (sometimes referred to as shared custody) anticipates the children spending equal time with each parent.
Parenting plans can include variations of physical custody, legal custody and visitation. For example, a parent may have sole physical custody or primary physical custody, but share joint legal custody with the other parent. If you and the other parent live in different States, your child may spend the school year with you and the summer months with the other parent.
G. Cleveland Payne III provides compassionate representation and strong advocacy when you need it most. He understands the important role each parent plays in a child’s life, and he understands how important your children are to you. He will help you make parenting agreements according to the best interests of your child.
Our firm also helps assert grandparents’ rights to visitation in appropriate cases.