When parents in Georgia make the decision to get divorced, they will have to address a number of different matters related to their children. One of the most important factors that must be handled is that of child custody. It is no surprise that child custody is arguably the most emotional matter in the already emotional process that is divorce. The idea that a parent may not get to spend as much time with their child as they once did can be devastating. Of course, the courts are going to want to allow children to continue to have a strong relationship with both of their parents, even if one of them has more parenting time than the other.
Typically, parents will be able to share custody. In some cases, one parent may be deemed “unfit” because of the risk they pose to the child and there may be a sole custody award. With that said, if a custody matter goes to court because the parents can’t decide on their own, there are a number of different factors that are taken into consideration to determine an appropriate custody arrangement. Just a few of the many factors are as follows:
- The bond between the child and each parent
- The home life that each parent can provide the child
- The work schedule of each parent
- The health of each parent
- Each parents’ history of substance abuse or violence
- The needs of the child
If you have questions regarding custody agreements in Georgia, it is important to consult an experienced family law attorney that can assess your situation.
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