Change of Custody
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A change in child custody can be issued by a court if a parent proves that his or her home will benefit the child more than the current home and will be in the best interest of the child. The courts in Georgia want the child to be in a secure and stable home. If both homes are equal in stability and security, then the child will remain in the home that he or she currently resides in.
In order for a court to even consider making a change of custody decision, the parent making the request would need to provide proof beyond a reasonable doubt that his or her home would be a better fit for the child. The parent would also need to show that the child staying in his or her current home could have a major impact on the child’s well-being. A court would not want to remove the child from his or her home environment without this proof since such action could be very disruptive to the child’s life. These changes are meant to be reserved for significant changes in family circumstances. Children age 14 or older are allowed to request a custody change once every two years after the decision is made, though the child’s best interests will still be considered by the judge in this type of situation.
A change of custody can be a life-changing event for you and your child. You might have the desire to modify a custody decision because you feel that your child is in some type of danger in the other home. Or, you might feel that your former spouse is unfairly trying to portray you as an unfit parent when you are doing everything right in caring for your son or daughter. Whether you are the custodial or non-custodial parent, a Lawrenceville divorce attorney at Fox Firm, P.C. can help you with your change of custody case. Fox Firm, P.C. will review the facts of your case and put together an effective strategy for helping your achieve the desired outcome.
Importance of Turning to Qualified Legal Counsel
Changes of custody in the state of Georgia can be extremely complex. It is oftentimes hard for a parent to prove beyond a reasonable doubt as to why the child custody previously issued should be changed. That is why it is in the best interest of both you and your child to hire a lawyer who is experienced in this area of family law. Without a strong and skilled legal advocate by your side, you could be at greater risk of engaging in drawn-out custody battles that can last for years, or worse—you could end up losing your child when you know your home is the best place for him or her.
Because we have an in-depth understanding of child custody and change of custody cases, we are equipped to guide you through these types of legal matters. Fox Firm, P.C. has represented a vast number of family law cases—including those related to divorce and
legal separation—with excellent results.
Call or visit our firm as soon as possible so we can meet with you and inform you about your options. When it comes to the wellbeing of your child and your rights as a parent, you should not take any chances.