A preconceived misconception in custody battles is that the mother is granted primary custody, where the child lives most of the time, and the father is granted visitation usually every other weekend. While this may be a common occurrence, the law does not give the mother any preferential consideration. By law, the courts are compelled to grant primary placement to whichever parent can provide the best environment and best serve the child(ren)’s interests regardless of gender.
If you’re a father and are in the Bartow County area and believe you can provide a loving, healthy, and stable place for your child, we can help you obtain primary custody. Your rights as a father are in no way secondary to those of the mother. As a father’s rights attorney, we can also fight to help you get joint legal custody, allowing you equal say in any decision-making involving the child(ren).
Bartow County Custody Lawyers
While people would generally prefer to work together and come up with a solution that best serves the child(ren), the sad reality is that’s not always possible. Emotions and feelings can cloud judgment and lead to an impasse. We will negotiate aggressively yet fairly, present applicable evidence, along with strategic legal strategies to get the best possible outcome for you and your entire family. Custody battles are usually very hard on everyone, parents and children both.
Unwed fathers also have the added burden of proving paternity and legitimation in a custody battle. Paternity and legitimation are two separate aspects in which paternity refers to the biological element and legitimation refers to the father playing a significant role in the child(ren)’s life. If you find yourself in the unenviable position of being locked in a custody dispute, the group of Bartow County family law attorneys at Family Matters Law Group have the perspective and the experience to come to an equitable result for all parties involved.