Perhaps the most complex and emotionally charged area of family law
, child custody and visitation takes into account a number of factors, including:
- Age and gender of the child
- Affinity with each parent
- Ability of each parent to care for the child
- Psychological and emotional needs of the child
- Developmental needs of the child
- Communication among parents
- Prior care given to the child by parents
- Desires of the child
- Safety of the child
- Any history of domestic abuse
Additionally, child custody is divided into legal and physical forms. To better understand, decisions regarding a child’s religion, medical care and education are made by a legal custodian, or guardian. Depending on the circumstances, a legal custodian may be one parent or both. On the other hand, physical custody is where the child lives. In some instances, a child resides with one parent primarily, while the other is granted visitation. Yet, parents may also share physical custody, meaning that the child lives with each parent for a certain portion of time.
Without question, issues pertaining to child custody, visitation and domestic relations require the experience, compassion and professionalism of a child visitation lawyer. Augusta attorney Fred M. Kennedy, P.C., continues to be a trusted advisor and confidant for families in transition following divorce and separation.
You Can Trust The Experience And Client Commitment of Fred M. Kennedy, P.C.
When two parents determine that they are going to separate or divorce, the concept of child custody, visitation and guardianship easily can become a source of contention and anguish. Parents may worry about their rights and responsibilities concerning their children and the type of arrangements that will follow.
For over 40 years, Augusta attorney Fred M. Kennedy has provided strong advocacy, sound legal advice and skillful solutions to families throughout Southeastern Georgia, including Evans and Richmond County. Clients trust the experience and client commitment of attorney Fred Kennedy, as he seeks to improve the lives of all involved by finding the best and most peaceful outcome.
To schedule a free consultation, contact the Augusta law firm of Fred M. Kennedy P.C. today.