Marietta Mothers’ Rights Attorney
The bond between a mother and child is crucial to the child’s growth and development. With this in mind, we will aggressively fight to protect our clients’ rights and the best interests of the children throughout the divorce proceeding.
The Marietta mothers’ rights lawyers at G. Cleveland Payne III P.C. have extensive experience in all facets of divorce matters. We understand that the courts in Georgia still favor the mother as a primary physical custodian while the children are of “tender age”; however, the decision by the court also depends upon the child’s relationship with the father.
The definition of “tender age” varies depending upon the court and the particular facts of each case. A skilled attorney can help develop a custodial plan that gives both parents access to the children, but protects the mothers’ rights.
Cobb County Lawyer for Custody Challenges
There are numerous issues that might need to be addressed during the divorce proceeding, including:
- Legitimation: If the child is not legitimated, the biological father has no rights to visitation. The placement of the father’s name on the child’s birth certificate does not provide rights of the father to visitation.
- Stay-at-home mom: Many mothers call our office concerned that she has no rights and will have no money in the event of a divorce. That is not true. Mothers are entitled to an equitable distribution of all marital property and can petition for temporary or permanent spousal support following a divorce.
Custody: For many mothers, the primary question is: “Will I lose my children because I’m not the primary financial provider?” The answer is “No.” You have, most likely, been the primary caretaker through their lives. The court uses the standard of the best interests of the children when making decisions such as custody and visitation.