Newnan Child Custody Lawyer Delia Crouch

Understanding And Creating Child Custody Arrangements

As parents, you know what is best for your children. You know what your children love to eat, and you know how to calm them during a heated tantrum. When parents disagree about several things in their marriage, it's common for them to also disagree about the best way to raise their children.

When one parent responds to a tantrum with a raised voice and the other parent lets the child cool off in another room, the difference in parenting may seem drastic. Many parents in Georgia think those differences are enough to change the outcome of a child custody case. In reality, this may not influence the judge's decision.

However, an experienced Newnan child custody attorney can help you understand the criteria that influence child custody cases. At our firm - Crouch Law, LLC, Attorneys at Law - we have almost 30 years of experience guiding individuals through the family law courts in Georgia.

Understanding What Factors Are Considered In Child Custody Cases

If a child is not being physically or psychologically harmed, a difference in parenting styles will likely not influence the outcome of the child custody case. It is not a judge's job to tell parents how to raise their children or what parenting techniques work best.

There are several factors that influence the outcome of a child custody case, but the most important factor is determining what is in the best interest of the child. To determine that, the judge may look at several factors, including:

  • Physical and mental health of both parents
  • Stability of each parent's home
  • Interaction and relationships with other members of the household
  • Changes to school and community
  • Evidence of drug or alcohol abuse by either parent

Working With A Fayetteville Area Attorney During Custody Disputes

Once child custody is determined, it can be difficult to change the arrangements. Modifications to child custody arrangements are not based on perceived slights or minor infractions in parenting. Changing child custody arrangements is a big deal, and it's important to understand how the judge will react to your request. With almost 30 years of child custody experience, we know what arguments and reasons are valid, and what the judge is likely turn away.

Whether you are involved in a contested custody arrangement or looking to protect your rights from the beginning, we can help. Contact our firm online or call 800-201-0688 to schedule your initial consultation with our experienced lawyer.