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Child Custody

Child Custody Lawyer in Gwinnett County

How is Child Custody Determined in Georgia?

Child Custody Dispute Georgia

Determining child custody is an extremely difficult situation for a parent to face. Parents naturally want to protect the best interests of their children. In Georgia, the courts will determine who will receive physical custody. One parent will receive primary physical custody and the other parent will receive secondary custody. The child will then live with the parent who receives primary physical custody.

Georgia law encourages parents to share custody equally. This will allow for both parents to make decisions regarding their children’s future. But in some cases, sharing children equally or jointly is not welcomed by a parent or the court.

Contact us today for assistance fighting your custody battle!

Protect Your Children's Best Interests

Fighting a child custody battle alone can have devastating results especially after divorce.. At Fox Firm, P.C., we understand how important your children are to you. Gwinnett County child custody attorney at Fox Firm, P.C. is experienced in handling the sensitive issues surrounding child custody cases. The firm offers you quality and compassionate representation.

Their goal is to provide you and your family with a successful and beneficial outcome. They will carefully explain your rights under Georgia law and will also explain the legal procedures regarding your child custody case. They will make sure that you have a complete understanding of all the options available to you.

Is Georgia a Mother State?

Unless the mother is unmarried while birthing her child, the father will have equal rights for important decisions such as healthcare and education for the child. If the father has not established paternity than he will not have those rights and sole custody will be given to the mother.

How to Prove a Parent Unfit?

When a court evaluates a child custody case, they will examine the “fitness” of each parent. Fitness describes your physical and mental capacity of caring for a child. A judge may examine one or more of the following factors when making the decision to rule a parent unfit:

  • If the parent has abandoned the child
  • If there is any history of substance or alcohol problems
  • If there has been any mistreatment or neglect of the child
  • If there is any history of mental illness that would negatively impact the parents ability to carry out their role

If necessary, a judge may retain the services of an evaluator to assist in the investigation further. This includes interviewing teachers, close friends, and therapists if applicable.

Why Hire A Lawyer For Child Custody

Gwinnett County child custody lawyer at Fox Firm, P.C. has represented clients in Lawrenceville and throughout Gwinnett County, Georgia and the surrounding areas for over twelve years. Mr. Fox is extremely knowledgeable in all types of child custody issues and is well-qualified to help both custodial and non-custodial parents.

The firm will listen to your priorities and your concerns so that your wishes can be explained to the court. If you have any questions or concerns about your child custody case, contact an attorney at Fox Firm, The firm will use his expertise and knowledge of child custody law to obtain the best results for your child custody case.

Why Choose Us?

  • Personal Attention to Every Client
  • Boutique Law Firm Service
  • Highly Recommended by Past Clients
  • Helping Clients Since 1995

Hear What Past Clients are Saying

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  • "When I first called this law firm, I spoke to Katherine and she went above and beyond to help me get started with my case. Atty. Fox has always been so honest and professional. Communication was great ..."
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  • "Fights for his client and does what he can to ensure justice is done."
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