For Your Children And Your Future

Child custody disputes can be highly emotional and difficult to resolve. None of us like the feeling of losing control over some aspects of our relationship with our children. With the help of a skilled lawyer, however, you can develop a solution that works for you and your children.

At the Newnan, Georgia, law office of Lauren A. Taylor, P.C., we help mothers and fathers resolve child custody issues and other family law matters. We know that no two cases are exactly alike, just like no two families are alike. Still, our experience has given us insight into creative solutions to all kinds of issues. We have experience with issues such as:

  • Divorce
  • Legitimations
  • Child support
  • Modifications
  • Visitation
  • Parenting plans
  • Joint legal custody
  • Mediation

When you are our client, we will strongly advocate for your needs and wishes, but the goal of everyone in a child custody dispute must always be to do what's best for the children.

Understanding Different Types Of Custody

Child custody is generally divided into two types: legal and physical. This concept can be confusing and frustrating for many parents.

Essentially, physical custody refers to where the child and how often they visit the other parent. Legal custody refers to the ability to make important decisions, such as those about schooling and medical care.

Generally, each parent has some rights to physical and legal custody. A child custody agreement is a way of dividing the percentage of each type of custody between the two parents or guardians.

Understanding Mediation

Many Georgia courts require parents to try to resolve child custody disputes through mediation. This isn't always easy, but it can be a good way to reduce the antagonism that often comes with legal disputes and reach an agreement that meets the needs of everyone involved — most importantly, the needs of your children.

If you can reach an agreement through mediation, you take it to a judge, who signs off on it. In our experience, this is the way most child custody disputes are resolved, but when clients can't agree during mediation, we are fully prepared to argue forcefully on behalf of our clients in court.

Get Started

If you are struggling with child custody matters and need a skilled attorney, call the law office of Lauren A. Taylor, P.C., at 770-507-0822. You can also contact us by email to schedule a free initial consultation.