Child Custody

At Jonathan V. Dunn P.C., we understand that child custody disputes can be emotionally charged and deeply impactful on the lives of both parents and their children. Our Savannah child custody attorney is committed to providing compassionate guidance and advocating for the best interests of your children throughout the custody process.

Putting Your Children First

When it comes to child custody matters, our focus is always on the well-being of your children. We believe that maintaining strong and loving relationships with both parents is crucial for the healthy development of children, and we work diligently to ensure their best interests are protected.

Negotiation and Mediation for Amicable Resolutions

Whenever possible, we encourage negotiation and mediation to reach amicable custody agreements. Our approach is to foster open communication and cooperation between parents to create parenting plans that work for everyone involved. Through these alternative dispute resolution methods, we aim to minimize conflict and stress, allowing your family to move forward with a sense of stability and harmony.

Advocating for Your Parental Rights

In situations where negotiation or mediation is not possible or does not lead to satisfactory outcomes, our child custody attorney, Jonathan Dunn, is prepared to be a staunch advocate for your parental rights in court. We understand that your relationship with your children is precious, and we will fight to protect your time and involvement in their lives.

Types of Child Custody

Georgia recognizes two main types of child custody:

  1. Legal Custody: Legal custody refers to the right and responsibility to make important decisions about the child's upbringing, including education, healthcare, and religious matters.
  2. Physical Custody: Physical custody relates to where the child primarily resides and spends their time.

Joint Custody

Georgia law recognizes the importance of both parents' involvement in a child's life. Joint custody, where both parents share legal and/or physical custody, is often favored when it is in the child's best interests. We work with parents to develop joint custody arrangements that prioritize the child's needs and maintain strong parent-child relationships.

Sole Custody

In cases where joint custody is not feasible or in the child's best interests, sole custody may be awarded to one parent. Our child custody attorney will carefully assess the circumstances and provide you with honest and realistic advice about the potential outcomes of your case.

Modifications and Enforcement

We understand that circumstances change over time. If you need to modify an existing custody arrangement due to a substantial change in circumstances, such as a job relocation or change in the child's needs, we can guide you through the modification process.

Additionally, if the other parent is not complying with the custody order, we can help enforce the order and protect your rights as a parent.

Compassionate Support for Your Family

At Jonathan V. Dunn P.C., we approach child custody matters with compassion and empathy. We understand the emotional complexity involved in these cases and are here to provide the support and legal expertise you need to navigate through the process successfully.

If you are facing child custody issues in Savannah or anywhere in Georgia, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Let us be your dedicated legal advocates as you work toward securing the best possible future for your children.

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