Parenting Plans in Lawrenceville, GA

Lawrenceville Family Lawyer Helping Transitioning Parents

Under Georgia law (O.C.G.A. §19-9-1), any family law case that involves a matter of child custody requires a permanent parenting plan to be written. These may include cases such as those relating to divorce, the establishment of child custody, the modification of child custody and legitimation. A parenting plan is a legally binding document that establishes the terms and details of a child custody agreement. This document is mandatory even when both parents are able to agree on their custody arrangements amongst themselves. The purpose of a permanent parenting plan is to provide a structure for the parents to engage in consistent and healthy co-parenting. These may include terms that have to do with the following:

  • Primary physical custody
  • Joint legal custody
  • The process for how final decisions will be reached
  • Visitation, including weekend, summer and/or holiday visitation
  • Transportation arrangements
  • Arrangements for supervised visitation
  • Frequency and nature of telephone calls to the child or children
  • Clauses concerning morality and conduct
  • Ability to access the child's or children's records

At Fox Firm, P.C., we know that permanent parenting plans cannot be handled from a "one size fits all" approach. For this reason, we help parents design safe and sensible plans that meet the specific needs of their families. Our Lawrenceville divorce attorney has more than 20 years of experience and is fully committed to helping parents protect the best interests of their children through strong parenting plans!

What if we can't agree on a parenting plan?

If both parents are not able to come to their own agreement on a permanent parenting plan, the judge will have to hold a child custody hearing and make his or her own decision on the plan's terms. While it is preferable for parents to come to decisions outside of court, we understand that this is not always possible. We are ready to assist individuals who are working the parenting plan terms out with the other parent, as well as those who need to present strong arguments before a judge concerning their child custody arrangements.

Why choose Fox Firm, P.C.?

At Fox Firm, P.C., we are dedicated to providing our clients with personal attention and serving as strong allies on their behalf during this time of transition. Throughout Attorney Fox's law career, he has provided legal representation for hundreds of satisfied clients. He has also tried dozens of bench and jury trials. Our law firm serves individuals throughout Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County and the metropolitan Atlanta area. Furthermore, our firm also has a Fox Firm North section of our practice that serves individuals various Northern Georgia communities. We are ready to help you with your permanent parenting plan. Contact us today!