Smith & Lake’s custody lawyers have certain expertise in assisting and advising clients on Child Custody and access issues. We describe them their goals for negotiating and keeping their child’s best interests in mind that direct clients in creating difference between legal custody and physical custody. Custody lawyers allow a parent to make decisions related to a child’s health, safety, education, religion and overall welfare. A child’s legal custodian chooses where he or she goes to school, in what extracurricular activities he or she will participate and determines the child’s religious practices and health care procedures. Physical custody relates to a child’s primary residence as well as the schedule for child sharing. This includes weekday and weekend visitation planning as well as a schedule to share holidays, school breaks, summer vacation and special family events.
Our custody lawyers believe that where possible reaching to an agreement on Child Custody and access is best for children and families. However, there are many cases where only the judge can bring resolution to these important issues. Our attorneys have skilled experience in high conflict, custody and visitation cases in all Metro Atlanta counties.
Our custody lawyers help clients anticipate present and future challenges in scheduling, protecting our clients’ wishes and interests while developing plans for them. Once a custody agreement is established, we are able to help clients enforce those agreements, or modify them as needed. Child Custody modifications often occur when parents move residences, children switch schools or previous agreements no longer suit the children’s needs. If these material changes in circumstances occur, our attorneys guide the clients to renegotiate the terms of their custody agreement or seek intervention to change the provisions.