- About Us
- Family Law Services
Sadly, a stigma still exists in the United States about mental health—enough to prevent many people from seeking treatment. In fact, you may even feel that seeing a psychiatrist or psychologist for legitimate mental health issues may hurt your divorce or child custody case. Basically, you may believe that a judge will apply the same stigma to your case that often exists in society—that people with mental illness have something “wrong” with them—and that you are not mentally equipped to take care of your children as well as your spouse.
Attorney Lance Dutton of Stearns-Montgomery & Procter recently won an appeal assisted by Attorney Jennifer Brown for the benefit of a father seeking custody of his child.
In mid-September our Associate Attorney, Jonathan Brezel, worked on a child custody case that is rarely seen at Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor. Typically, we deal with parents’ or grandparents’ visitation rights. This is a rare situation where we moved under the Georgia code for a third party to obtain custody from a parent who is determined to be unfit to care for their child or children.