Mothers' Rights Lawyers in Gwinnett County
Protecting Your Rights as a Parent Since 1994
Under Georgia law, the mother of a child born out of wedlock has all custodial rights until "legitimation." The man must not only be legally identified as the father by a court of law, but he must also be explicitly granted visitation rights by the court. When paternity has been legally adjudicated, the father can then be held responsible for paying child support, though he may or may not be able to obtain visitation rights.
At Daniels & Taylor, P.C., we provide results-oriented representation for mothers in cases involving legitimation, custody rights, and child support. As your advocate, our firm stands ready to protect your rights.
Mothers’ Rights & Child Custody
Courts in Georgia make child custody and visitation decisions with the child’s best interests in mind. As such, you need a lawyer who can present a well-argued case that is clear, convincing, and supported by facts.
Our Gwinnett County mothers’ rights attorneys have extensive experience in matters involving legitimation, child custody, visitation rights, and child support. We work diligently to achieve our clients’ goals in a timely and efficient manner.
Understanding Your Rights as a Mother
As a mother, it is important to understand your legal rights when it comes to child custody, child support, and other family law matters. Our experienced mothers' rights lawyers in Gwinnett County have been protecting the rights of parents since 1994 and are dedicated to helping mothers navigate the complexities of family law.
Factors that can impact a mother's rights case include:
- Primary caregiver status
- Child's best interests
- Parental fitness
- Domestic violence or abuse
- Financial stability
At Daniels & Taylor, P.C., we are committed to advocating for mothers and ensuring that their rights are protected throughout the legal process. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you with your mothers' rights and family law needs.
Child Support for Mothers
Daniels & Taylor, P.C. represents mothers who are seeking child support. If necessary, we can file a paternity petition to legally establish the paternity of your child. Once this has been accomplished, we can then seek to obtain a child support order requiring the father to pay support.
This could include back child support to the time of birth. We recognize how crucial child support is to you and your children, and we are determined to hold the father of your child accountable for financially supporting your little one.
Factors That Can Impact a Mother's Rights Case
The outcome of a mother's rights family law case can be influenced by numerous factors. In the event your case is taken to court the judge will assess the physical, emotional, and psychological well-being of both the mother and the child, taking into account factors such as:
- The ability to provide a stable and nurturing environment
- Financial stability
- Demonstrated capacity to meet the child's needs
Additionally, the court may evaluate the parents' respective lifestyles and their impact on the child. Factors such as work schedules, living arrangements, and the presence of any substance abuse issues can be considered. Likewise, the willingness and ability of each parent to facilitate and encourage a positive relationship between the child and the other parent may be taken into account.
The ability of each parent to communicate and cooperate in co-parenting may be a crucial consideration. Courts often favor arrangements where parents demonstrate a willingness to work together in the child's best interests, when possible. The child's own preferences and needs may also be taken into account, particularly as they grow older. While the weight given to a child's preferences varies with age and maturity, the court may consider their wishes in making custody and visitation determinations.
The historical caregiving role assumed by the mother may also be a significant factor. Courts often consider the continuity and stability of the child's living arrangements, including the primary caregiver's role. This can influence decisions regarding custody and visitation rights. Additionally, evidence of any history of domestic violence or abuse can significantly impact the case. The court is likely to prioritize the safety and well-being of the child, considering any documented instances of harm or potential risk.
Ultimately, family law cases involving a mother's rights are highly individualized and depend on the specific circumstances of each family. Our experienced team of mother rights lawyers are here to fight for you. Call us today to schedule a consultation and discuss the specifics of your case.
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