As a legal father, you have a right to custodial time with your child.
At The Law Offices of Abbott & Abbott P.C., our attorneys will help you understand your rights as a father. If you are going through a divorce or just found out the results of a paternity test, we can help. We will aggressively pursue your legal rights regarding custody and parenting time.
Getting Custody of Your Child or Visitation Rights
Fathers have a higher probability of obtaining visitation rights and custody of their children than they ever had in the past. When determining custody and visitation, Georgia courts look at what is in the best interests of a child. At The Law Offices of Abbott & Abbott P.C., we believe it is in a child's best interests to have both parents actively involved in their children's lives and will aggressively advocate for joint legal and physical custody when presenting your case to the court.
Whether you have been the child's primary caregiver, you have had minimal involvement in the child's upbringing or you have had shared responsibilities with the mother, our attorneys can help you get custody or visitation rights. We will aggressively represent your right to custody or parenting time with your child.
Child Support That Makes Sense
If you have custody of your child, you are entitled to receive child support from the child's mother. Every parent is responsible for supporting his or her child or children regardless of whether he or she visits them. At The Law Offices of Abbott & Abbott P.C., we can help you understand Georgia's child support guidelines so that you know your rights and the amount of support your child is entitled to receive pursuant to Georgia guidelines.
If a paternity test recently revealed that you are a father, you are obligated to pay child support. Our firm can help you understand the Georgia child support guidelines and, in certain cases, we may be able to deviate from the formula to lower your payments dependent upon factors as described below.
When determining the amount of child support that each party pays, the courts will consider:
- Where the child lives
- Who will be the primary custodian of the child or children
- Whether you have joint physical custody
- Whether the child has special needs, such as extraordinary educational or medical expenses
- Whether the child is involved in extracurricular activities
When you hire our firm, our fathers' rights attorneys will give you an honest assessment of your situation. Contact a Marietta or Canton child custody lawyer for an appointment. Call our fathers' rights lawyers in Marietta at 678.905.8781 or in Canton at 678.792.4908. We accept all major credit cards.