Gainesville, GA asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia

Q: I am needing help with my legitimation case as well as child support case. Both Open cases. Self representing.

I filed for Legitimation and 4 days later child support filed an case. so right now i am currently trying to get them decided on one case instead of two cases but i do not have an child support order already. My question is if we (both parents) have agreed to Joint Physical and Joint Legal Custody making the mother Primary Physical Custodian Can she deny me to getting my child alternate weeks if i am going to be paying child support. From what i understand Joint Physical Custody is where the parents share equal or nearly equal parenting time and joint legal custody is where we share decision making and if we cant agree the primary custodian makes the final decision. If i can prove that the child is in the harm or danger am i allowed to write my own parent proposal plan and present it in court. Im not sure on what to do right now and i dont want to give up easily. I cannot afford and lawyer so Im looking to get help as much as i can on how to protect myself and my rights to my child.

2 Lawyer Answers
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: If you think your child is in harm or danger, then you shouldn't be ok with joint custody. Presenting a custody case is more than just giving the judge a parenting plan, but more about proving why that is in your child's best interest. Speak to an attorney in your area about your options.

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Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You should at least consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and provide you with guidance. If you feel your child is in danger then that should be addressed immediately.

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