We Stand On Your Side In Child Custody Matters

Have A Strong Advocate For Matters Now And In The Future

At the law offices of Pamela Thomas Jones, P.C., in Gilmer County, we know that words cannot describe the love that parents have for their children. This can make any child custody and visitation matter highly contested and very emotional. We appreciate your need for an attorney who will stand by your side in extremely tough custody cases.

The hard truth is that the legal system does not always give fathers a fair chance. We are passionate about helping fathers make sure judges give their rights equal consideration.

We are also well-aware of the fact that as your life changes, you need an attorney who already understands the dynamics of your particular family situation. We can be your and your child's advocate in disputes now and in the future involving:

  • Initial custody and visitation orders
  • Post-decree modifications
  • Petitions for relocation
  • Enforcement matters

Understanding 'The Best Interests Of The Child' Standard

Under Georgia law, a judge will make decisions in any child custody and visitation matter based on what is in the best interests of the child. In essence, the court will consider the impact that any decision will have on the health and well-being of the child. The judge will ask questions such as:

  • What type of bond does each parent have with the child? Are they supportive?
  • How supportive are the parents of the child? Are they willing to provide the necessary love, affection and guidance that the child needs?
  • Does the child have a strong bond with his or her siblings?
  • Is each parent familiar with the unique needs of the child?
  • What type of home environment does each parent provide? Is it safe? Is it nurturing?
  • Does the parent have a good support system in the community? Are grandparents and other family members present in the child's life?
  • Are the parents involved in the child's education? Does the child participate in extracurricular activities?
  • What type of work or event schedule does each parent have?
  • Is there an issue of family violence or substance abuse?
  • Are there any other relevant factors?

Let Us Advocate For Your And Your Child's Needs

Whether you are looking for an attorney or already a client of ours, we welcome you to contact us and schedule a meeting with an experienced lawyer. Call our office at 706-389-9454 or send us an email.