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We'll help you fight for the best interests of your child.
Whether handling an amicable parenting plan or an emotionally charged child custody dispute, the family law attorneys at Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor provides all of our clients with caring and supportive legal advocacy.
Child custody refers to the legal guardianship involved in a divorce case. In Georgia, there are two forms of custody; legal and physical. Legal custody refers to the child's life decisions. Religious, medical, and educational decisions are made by the legal custodian(s). Legal custody can be granted to one parent, or decisions split between both parents.
Physical custody refers to where the child resides. One parent may have sole physical custody, with the other receiving scheduled visitation rights. Or, both parents may share physical custody, which means the child lives with each parent a portion of the time.
When deciding issues regarding child custody, courts in Georgia will consider the best interests of the child and the environment that will provide the most stability. The courts consider many factors, including:
At Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor, our lawyers zealously represent the best interests of mothers, fathers, grandparents and other interested parties in custody controversies without putting children in the middle of the dispute. We are committed to providing the most effective level of service to each of our valued clients in a caring and compassionate manner. We handle child custody issues including:
Firm founder Mary Stearns-Montgomery has served as guardian ad litem in Georgia and has extensive experience representing the best interests of children in family law matters.
Understand your options with an initial consultation. Please call Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor today at 678-905-8492 or fill out our simple contact form to set up an appointment or to get additional information. Our office hours are from 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with evening appointments available by request. We accept all major credit cards.
With four strategically located offices in Alpharetta, Buckhead, Dunwoody, and Marietta, we act as advocates for families throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area, including clients in Atlanta, Marietta, Alpharetta, Buckhead, Canton, Cumming, Dallas, Decatur, Douglasville, Duluth, Dunwoody, Johns Creek, Lawrenceville, Kennesaw, Milton, Roswell, Smyrna and Sandy Springs.