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Georgia Divorce Mothers' Rights

Mothers have certain rights and interests related to child custody and other divorce matters that are unique from their male counterparts.  This is especially the case for mothers who are financially dependent on their spouses as well as unwed mothers who have issues proving paternity.  When it comes to child custody, Georgia courts favor the parent who is the primary caregiver.  Even when both parents work outside of the home, the primary caregiver is typically the mother.  For this reason, mothers are usually awarded primary physical custody and receive monthly child support payments to assist with the financial costs of raising children. 

Child Custody and Parenting Plans

Child custody can be a contentious and emotional battle.  Because the mother is typically the primary caregiver, the mother is most often awarded physical custody of the children.  However, this is not always the case.  The deciding factor is the best interests of the children, and the father has an equal shot at physical custody.  It all depends on the facts and circumstances of each individual case.  Regardless of whether you are awarded physical custody, The Zdrilich Law Group can help negotiate or advocate a fair parenting plan with visitation that is fair to both parents as well as the children.  It is important that both parents are awarded quality time with their children.

Child Support and Modifications

Typically, the mother is awarded physical custody of the children, and therefore, the mother is the parent who receives monthly child support payments.  However, if the father is awarded physical custody, you will be required to pay monthly child support to assist with the costs of raising the children.  Child support as well as child custody and visitation are subject to change.  A significant change in circumstances can warrant a modification action.  The Zdrilich Law Group can assist with a modification action to alter child custody, child support and visitation.

Hiring an Attorney

The Zdrilich Law Group has the experience and dedication to protect a mother’s rights in a child custody, child support or visitation action.  Contact us today for a consultation or fill out our online form now for an analysis of your case.