Atlanta Joint Physical Custody Lawyer

If you are considering a joint physical custody agreement, contact Kessler & Solomiany, LLC for assistance. If you have children and choose to get a divorce, you will have to come to a decision about where your children will live and when, called physical custody. Though in the past giving sole custody to one parent was the norm, joint physical custody is becoming more commonplace. However, there are many things to consider when deciding whether joint physical custody is right for your family. It is absolutely essential that you hire a skilled and experienced child custody lawyer to assist you in making important decisions about your future and the future of your children. Kessler & Solomiany, LLC has the experience, knowledge, and compassion to help you make the right choices at this emotionally taxing time. To learn more about how our Atlanta custody attorneys can help you, contact us today at (404) 688-8810.

Why Do I Need a Lawyer?

A lawyer is key to achieving the best arrangement possible during your divorce. The importance of your custody arrangement cannot be overstated. You, your former partner, and your child’s happiness and comfort for the foreseeable future depends on the custody arrangement you choose, and how it is crafted. A skilled lawyer is the best way to navigate complications of child custody agreements. A lawyer will be able to work with you to determine the best custody arrangement for your family, help you gather the evidence and make the arguments necessary to advocate for this arrangement, and ensure that the custody agreement you come to is legally binding.

Why Choose Kessler & Solomiany, LLC?

Our attorneys at Kessler & Solomiany, LLC have a great depth of knowledge and experience in family law. We understand that this period in your life is emotionally, physically, and mentally stressful. We know the answers to your questions and will help alleviate your confusion and anxiety about your child’s future after divorce. You can be assured that our attorneys place you and your child’s interests at the center of our work. We are consistently awarded the title of Super Lawyers for our dedication and success on behalf of our clients.

What Do I Need to Know About Joint Physical Custody?

Joint Physical Custody is comprised of two key parts: “joint” and “physical.” Physical custody refers to where the child will physically live from day to day. Physical custody also encompasses the smaller, day-to-day decisions that a parent makes for their child. This includes their diet, their bedtime, and the exact plan of activities for the day. Physical custody is different from legal custody in that legal custody grants a parent the ability to make “bigger” decisions about the child’s life. These decisions include where the child goes to school, what type of religious education, if any, the child receives, and the medical treatment they undergo.

The other key part of joint physical custody is that it is “joint.” Joint custody means neither parent is non-custodial, that is, both parents share the responsibilities and privileges of child care. However, joint custody does not mean that physical child care responsibilities are split 50/50. In fact, an equal division between former partners is quite rare. Rather, joint physical custody provides for a fair division of physical custody. To create a fair division of time and responsibilities, several factors are taken into account. The commute time from each parent to the child’s school, the commute time between the parents’ homes, and the activities the child participates in are examples of factors that are considered when creating a plan for joint physical custody. Sole physical custody does not mean that only one child spends time with the child. Instead, one parent is granted “visitation rights” and spends significantly less time with the children. When parents live far away from each other, or one parent has irregular work hours, sole physical custody can be the best choice for everyone.

Joint physical custody is only one of many types of custody arrangements available to you after your divorce. The benefits of joint physical custody are numerous. The child would be able to be raised by, and influenced by, both parents. Expenses of child care are shared between the parents, and neither parent is referred to a visitor: both take an active role in their child’s life. However, joint physical custody is not the best arrangement for everyone. Talk to an experienced child custody attorney to decide what custody arrangement is best for you, your partner, and your child.

Contact Us

The next chapter of you and your child’s life is on the horizon. To decide what type of custody is right for you and your family, contact the skilled child custody attorneys of Kessler & Solomiany, LLC at (404) 688-8810. We will help you craft a custody agreement that is best for you and your children.