#1 Child Custody Lawyer in Georgia

Aggressively Fighting for Your Custody Rights

Parents believe it. So do we. Child custody is the most important issue in a divorce. Children are the innocent bystanders as a marriage falls apart. They are entitled to a peaceful and stable life following the divorce of their parents. We focus on both your rights and the best interests of your children.

You can contest child custody by filing for a Divorce or for a Change of Custody. The court may also modify child custody in a Juvenile Court action. Custody in Georgia is always decided by a Judge rather than by a jury. The State strongly favors giving children an opportunity for frequent visitation with both parents when it is in the best interest of the child.

Judges are given broad discression in making their decision. It is important to hire a Custody Lawyer who has experience with how each Judge weighs these factors. As per O.C.G.A. Section 19-9-3 Judges may consider many factors such as:

  • Your child's love, affection, bonding, and emotional ties with you and thier siblings
  • Your love, affection, and ability to guide and educate your child
  • Your familiarity and capacity to provide for your child's needs, taking child support into account
  • Your involvement in your childs educational, social, and extracurricular activities
  • Your employment schedule
  • A desire for maintaining continuity in your child's life in a safe and stable environment
  • The stability of support systems in the community
  • Either parent's mental and physical health
  • Any special needs your child may have
  • Recommendations by a court appointed custody evaluator or guardian ad litem
  • History of substance abuse, child abuse, or criminal history by either parent
  • and any other factors which may be relevant to the best interest of your child

At Daniels & Taylor, P.C., we'll help you secure both legal and physical custody of your child or children. Legal custody gives you the rights and duties to decide matters of health care, education, religion and overall welfare. Physical custody establishes where your children will live and sets the schedule for parenting time.

WE CAN HELP YOU! Contact our Lawrenceville law office at 770-604-1380.

Child Custody Mediation Versus Litigation

Your children should not be in the middle of a child custody dispute between you and your spouse. Your separation is traumatic enough without your kids witnessing you both waging war. We encourage you to find a middle ground and negotiate or mediate your disputes. If you and your spouse cannot agree on a child custody arrangement, we will not shy away from courtroom litigation.

Simply put, negotiation or mediation gives you control over the decisions. Having a judge make a determination on the matter is akin to relinquishing control of a very important decision. In either case it is important that you have an experienced lawyer to advise you and present your case.

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Outstanding Lawyer I have had the pleasure of having Stacy represent me in a criminal case. She was very diligent and kept me up to date as my case progressed. She worked very hard on my behalf and got me a fair and just outcome... read on review website

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My lawyer was very nice and explained things to me in a clear manor. Our first paralegal was both sick (bad cold) and about to leave the firm. She forgot to have us sign some papers. We sent in the signed papers, but in the transition they were lost for a few weeks. Someone finally found them and things proceeded fine after that. I wasn't happy with the 3 week delay. read on review website

They were so very helpful and we're able to explain everything step by step when it came to my divorce. Made it easy and hassle free for me and took care of business. read on review website

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Staff in front office is great, I worked with Mark Hill on all my cases and he was the man! When I first walked in and meet him, you could tell he was gonna be a pleasure to work with. Mark was direct and he wanted to figure out exactly the best way to help me win my case or in one case keep my license. read on review website

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I was more than pleased and impressed with the work Tony did for me and my family. He helped me and was solid in his execution of every legal matter disscussed both in and out of court. He was able to keep my daughter protected and gave me peace of mind during a very difficult time of my life... read on review website

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I found myself for the first time in a legal situation and totally oblivious to the process. Needless to say, I was quite apprehensive. Fortunately, I had Mark Hill on my side. He was very personable and comforting while expertly maneuver my case through the legal system. I highly recommended him to anyone who needs legal help. read on review website

Trustworthy, Accurate & Experienced... A GOOD PERSON! I have enjoyed working with his firm, DANIELS & TAYLOR, for over 20 years AND will continue to utilize the services they have represented for my family and I in the past... read on review website

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Mark Was an Amazing Lawyer for my case. I had never seen my daughter nor had her family !! since birth !! She was living in a bad environment with her mother. Mark spent almost a year with me in fighting to get me to the courtroom where he was calm direct and MOST IMPORTANTLY GOT ME FULL CUSTODY OF MY DAUGHTER. read on review website

I have had the pleasure of having Stacy represent me in a criminal case. She is a nonstop machine, working hard for my needs. When my court day finally arrived, Stacy was prepared with all the necessary paperwork, jury questions, witnesses and worked with the solicitor to get the outcome we had discussed... read on review website

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I have retained Sherry Lankford in a domestic matter and I find her approach to be refreshing. She is aggressive and encouraging. I felt very comfortable talking with her and very quickly realized we selected the correct attorney to handle this case. Sherry and her team jumped quickly and completed a task in less than s that normally requires two weeks... read on review website

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Wonderful attorney Mr. Smith handled my case last year and let me know exactly what was going on every step of the way. He worked out strategies with me that we used during trial and I was really pleased with the outcome. I felt like he handled my case better than my original attorney ever did. read on review website

Mark Hill worked with me and I got the results that everyone wants when they hire someone to do a job . Mark Hill was amazing answering all my questions and calls . read on review website

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I had a great experience with this firm. I had a traffic offense in Avondale Estates. Sherry Lankford handled my case and was able to help me. Court is never where you want to be, but I was in and out quickly and my charges were dropped! read on review website

Criminal Drugs/DUI. I had never been in trouble with the Law in my entire life. I came upon Mr. Hill. After reading his reviews and seeing that he was "VOTED BEST" criminal defense Lawyer in Gwinnett County. After consulting with him he made me feel much better about my case. He worked his "magic" and got me the best outcome! read on review website

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