Family Law Child Custody Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Practice Description

If you are going through a divorce in Atlanta and you have children, the custody of the children will be determined during the divorce process. This child custody process can be complex and can have serious implications, so it is advisable to seek legal counsel during the child custody process of your divorce from an experienced child custody attorney.

At Andersen, Tate & Carr, our team of knowledgeable and skilled child custody attorneys--- led by Patrick McDonough and Trinity Hundredmark--- have years of experience handling all types of child custody cases. We have helped countless clients receive custody of their children during their divorce process, and we are dedicated to helping you get the same result. We will work tirelessly to ensure that your rights are protected and that you are not unfairly treated at any point during your child custody process.

Types of Child Custody in Atlanta

There are two main types of child custody that get awarded by a judge to parents undergoing a divorce in Atlanta. The first type is called legal custody. If the judge grants joint legal custody, both parents will have a say in major decisions that involve their child. These decisions could include what school a child will attend, what extracurriculars a child will be involved in, what religion a child will follow and how a child’s health will be handled. Ultimately, one parent will have a final say on each decision if both parents cannot come to an agreement.

The other type of child custody is called physical custody. Physical custody determines which parent the child will live with. If the judge awards both parents physical custody---also known as joint physical custody--- the child will live with both parents for substantial amounts of time during the year. During the child custody process, a judge can award sole legal and physical custody, joint legal and physical custody or a combination of custodies.

Aspects of a Child Custody Agreement in Atlanta

When a child custody agreement is signed in Atlanta, there are many moving parts and it is a complex document. This is why it is important to have legal representation to ensure that the wording of the child custody document does not treat you unfairly. Some of the points covered in child custody agreement include:

  • Where the child will spend holidays
  • Child Support Payments
  • Transportation arrangements
  • Which parent has legal and physical custody

Contact Our Experienced Team of Atlanta Child Custody Attorneys Today

The dedicated team of child custody attorneys at Andersen, Tate & Carr will put our aggressive courtroom experience to work for you in order to get you the custody of your child that you deserve. We will review all pertinent documents with intense scrutiny.


We understand the emotions surrounding a divorce, especially one that involves your children, and we will work with you throughout every step of the child custody process to ensure that you are treated fairly. If you are going through a divorce in Atlanta and need legal counsel with any aspect of the child custody process, contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn how we can help you.

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