Child Custody

Child custody disputes determine which parent will have custody of the child/ren. Legal custody is often joint. Physical custody is the matter over which most custody battles occur. Physical custody is the determination of which parent will be the primary custodian.

Child custody hearings evaluate factors such as the suitability of each parent, the psychological, emotional, and developmental needs of the child, the ability of the parents to communicate with each other, the prior and continuing care the parents have given the child, parental support for the other parent’s relationship with the child, the wishes of the child (taking into account the child’s age and maturity level), the safety of the child, the geographic proximity of the parents, any custodial agreements of the parents, and any history of domestic abuse.

To discuss child custody with one of our family law attorneys, call 770-454-8882.