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Bivek Brubaker & Prescott, LLC

Child Custody Lawyer | Serving Atlanta, GA

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404-795-6830

Your Custody and Visitation Needs Are Important. Call Today for Help.

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Hecht Family Law

Child Custody Lawyer | Serving Atlanta, GA

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678-883-5304

I've Been Through It Myself And I'll Help You Get Through It, Too. Call Me Today.

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Hill Macdonald, LLC

Child Custody Lawyer | Serving Atlanta, GA

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404-795-6889

A Family Law Firm Representing Clients in the Atlanta Metro Area.

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William C. Gentry, Attorney at Law

Child Custody Lawyer | Serving Atlanta, GA

844-480-5625

Bold, Intelligent Family Law Representation In Atlanta!

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Juitt-Jackson Law Firm, LLC

Child Custody Lawyer | Atlanta, GA

Serving Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, Gwinnett, Henry, Clayton and Surrounding Counties.

Our firm seeks to simplify the legal process in order to seek a resolution that is best. We take the puzzle pieces of your life and put them together to make a picture that is customized to you and your legal issues. We provide individualized legal services keeping what is best for you and your situation at the forefront. We offer a number of different options to make …

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Miriam Arnold-Johnson, PC

Child Custody Lawyer | Serving Atlanta, GA

Justice is Not Optional. Call an Experienced Family Lawyer Today.

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Meriwether & Tharp, LLP

Child Custody Lawyer | Atlanta, GA

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Over 200 Years of Combined Experience in Helping Clients with Their Family Law Needs.

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Jody A. Miller, Esq. Attorney at Law

Child Custody Lawyer | Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Family Law Firm

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The Law Offices of Abbott & Abbott, P.C.

Child Custody Lawyer | Atlanta, GA

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We Have More Than 25 Years of Experience and Are Prepared to Guide You Through The Divorce Process.

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Marsh & Frost, PC

Child Custody Lawyer | Serving Atlanta, GA

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Atlanta Child Custody Information

Are You Trying to Get Custody of a Child?

Achieving custody of a child can be a highly emotional battle between parents. Add to that a number of legal issues courts weigh to award custody and child custody cases can become daunting. This area of law significantly impacts the child's present well being and future.

Legal Issues in Child Custody

In determining who gets custody, courts consider what is in the "best interest" of the child, which is a broad term that does not have a fixed standard and can take into account a number of considerations. Child custody law is complex, so to get the best result obtaining the services of a qualified Atlanta attorney who practices child custody law is imperative.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Tips on Hiring an Experienced Lawyer with Child Custody Cases

The more experienced a lawyer is in legal practice, the more likely he/she will be able to bring about a successful resolution to your issue. Since experience matters, lawyers who've been practicing law for many years (with a successful track record) tend to be in high demand. You should look for information about a lawyer's experience and ask questions during the initial meeting. It's a very good idea to ask the lawyer how many years he/she has been practicing law and the expected outcome of your case.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

Lead Counsel Rated Attorneys

Lead Counsel's objective process independently verifies attorney records, conferring with state bars across the country and conducting annual reviews to confirm that the attorney practices in the legal categories as indicated, possesses a valid bar license, and is eligible to practice in the specific jurisdiction.

Court Locations in Atlanta, GA

State Court of Fulton County

185 Central Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 613-5002

Municipal Court of Atlanta

150 Garnett St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 658-6940

Supreme Court of Georgia

40 Capitol Square SW, Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 656-3470