The standard in the State of Georgia for determining custody is the “best interest of the child”. This standard gives the court broad discretion in determining which parent receives physical custody of the children, the appropriate parenting time/visitation for each parent, and what role each parent will have in making important decisions about their children’s welfare, health, education and religious training.
Any judge will tell you that the best person to determine how you and your spouse share parenting time and make decisions affecting your children’s future is you. However, when you and your spouse are not in agreement as to what constitutes the “best interest of the child,” your counsel at Boyd Collar Nolen & Tuggle will work to get you the best result through a hearing or a trial on custody issues. Our ultimate goal is ensuring that the children’s best interests are promoted and protected.