We Help Parents And Children Stay Connected

During a divorce, you can sell a house and share the proceeds, split up a bank account and even divide the debt — but, in most cases, there's no way out of sharing the children you have together.

Any child custody dispute is automatically emotional and frightening. The thought of a court deciding when you can and cannot see your own child is almost overwhelming to most people.

That's why it's always better to try to work things out with the other parent if possible. Our attorneys at Roach, Caudill & Gunn LLP can help you find perspective and negotiate physical and legal custody, a fair visitation schedule and any other necessary element of your parenting plan. This can include issues like holiday visitation, transportation arrangements, supervision and joint access to school records. That way you and the other parent — not the court — remain in control of your child's future.

We Handle Every Child Custody Scenario

Unfortunately, until your child reaches adulthood, child custody is never truly "settled". Issues like a former spouse's job change, remarriage, addiction or alcohol abuse and even the child's own preferences can bring you back to the drawing board again and again.

While most child custody disputes occur close to the time of divorce, there are a lot of other scenarios where it makes sense to consult an attorney. Our lawyers help parents with all aspects of child custody issues, including:

  • Petitions for sole or primary custody
  • Change of custody requests
  • Parental relocation situations
  • Petitions for increased parenting time (visitation)
  • Parenting plan modifications
  • Enforcement actions or contempt of court proceedings
  • Paternity and legitimation proceedings
  • Guardian ad litem services
  • Adoptions

We Protect Your Interests

Your relationship with your child is the most valuable thing in your life. A custody decree imposed by a family court judge can be heartbreaking and impractical. Whenever possible, we try to use mediation and negotiation to avoid the pain, stress, risk and cost of a custody battle. However, when the alternative routes have all been exhausted, we will aggressively protect your rights.

We represent both mothers and fathers. Our decades of experience in Georgia's courtrooms allow us to offer an honest assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of your situation. We will develop a strategy to achieve your goals based on that assessment.

Contact us by email or call us at 678-487-7463 or toll-free at 800-265-1895 to arrange a consultation.