The practice area of domestic and family law deals with some of the most difficult issues couples and families face. Because these cases can be so overwhelming, you need an experienced family law attorney like Robert L. Stultz on your side to help you defend your interests.
About Domestic and Family Law in Georgia
Domestic and family law can encompass the following issues in the state of Georgia:
Child custody determines a child’s primary residence, as well as who can make important decisions for the child. Child custody is always determined based on the child’s best interests. Once child custody is established, a visitation schedule will be implemented to ensure that both parents are able to spend time with the child.
In most cases, Georgia courts will order the non-custodial parent to pay child support to the custodial parent. The amount of support required will be determined based on the income of the parents and the child’s financial needs.
If a child’s paternity is not established by marriage or another means, a formal paternity case can be used to determine the identity of the child’s natural father. Once paternity has been established, child custody, visitation and support can be addressed.
During divorce proceedings, two divorcing spouses end their marriage, divide their property, determine child custody and establish any required support orders.
Adoption is a legal process used to add a child to your family. The child you adopt may or may not be a blood relative.
Custody and Support Modifications
If circumstances change, you may want to modify existing child custody, visitation or support orders. In most cases, this will require legal proceedings and/or mutual agreement of both parties.
Temporary Protection Orders are written statements from a court that tell an abuser to stop the abuse or face serious legal consequences. It offers civil legal protection from domestic violence. Temporary Protective Orders can grant emergency custody of children, possession of a home free from an abuser, and restrain the abuser from coming around.you at home or at work.
Contact Robert L. Stultz, Attorney
Domestic and family law cases can be complicated and challenging. Because many of these cases involve intense conflict and emotional stress, it is best to hire an attorney who understands the applicable laws in Georgia. A knowledgeable, experienced attorney can provide you with the guidance you need to make the right decisions and protect the future of your family.
If you are dealing with any of the issues above, please contact Robert L. Stultz, Attorney, today to discuss your case or to learn more about working with our team.