Most fathers feel that they are in an unfavorable position during separation or divorce. They are frequently viewed as reluctant or unfit for taking care of their children. Even so, most fathers are just as capable of giving their children the same amount of love, care, and guidance as a mother can.
Contact Attorney Sharon Jackson today at (678) 890-4200 regarding your child custody issue.
Attorney Sharon Jackson has successfully defended the custody rights of fathers in countless cases. The process may seem unfair and we understand your frustration. We will provide strong representation in court so you can be assured that your voice will be heard.
There is actually no ground in Georgia law for presuming that a mother necessarily has the right to custody. The state treats mothers and fathers equally
when it comes to child custody. A father is just as likely to be awarded child custody by a Georgia court as a mother. The problem, however, is presenting a persuasive case to the court of how involved and committed you are in the lives of your children. While some judges might still cling to the traditional view of child custody, courts can and do grant fathers custody, founded on the “best interest of the child” principle.
In determining what is in the child’s best interest during the divorce process, Georgia law grants the court the power to judge wisely and objectively. A judge can take many factors into consideration. These include:
A Georgia court will consider these, as well as other factors, to determine who your children should spend most of their time with.
140,000 children are given up for adoption each year. A mother’s heart-rending decision to let a stranger adopt her child can haunt all her life. What is often overlooked are the men whose rights as fathers were ignored, their chance for adoption denied.
That notion that a father could not raise a child on his own has been discredited. Now, nearly every state, including Georgia, recognizes a father’s right to adopt an eligible minor child. It’s still difficult to make this happen, however, since the law usually requires the mother to name the father. A potential father may find that he is not the child’s father after all.
A possible father who is unaware that he has a child can get notified of an adoption proceeding is if he is signed into the state registry. If the supposed father fails to sign up for proceedings, he may face undesirable consequences in which:
You have important rights as a father that go beyond separation or divorce. The same is true for an unmarried father. Here are some father’s rights you may not know you have:
The husband in a marriage is believed to be the father of the child under Georgia law. The parents are therefore equal under the law during child custody cases in Atlanta. The decision will always be based on what the court believes is best for the welfare and interest of the child.
Some of the specific factors the court may consider are:
Satisfying the above conditions in harmony with Georgia’s “best interest of the child” standards will give the father a strong possibility of obtaining custody.
If you are not happy at just being a dad on weekends, the legal team at Attorney Sharon Jackson, LLC can help improve your situation. If you can dedicate yourself to the responsibility of raising and caring for your child, our fathers’ rights attorneys will fight for your rights in the courtroom. We can help you obtain a fair chance in custody and child support disputes. Whatever your situation is, we will make sure you know your rights and options.
We have our office in Lawrenceville, GA and our practice area covers all of Gwinnett County and Metro Atlanta. To schedule an initial consultation, call our office today at (678) 909-4100 or contact us online to discuss your case with experienced father’s rights lawyer.