Who determines Visitation Rights

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After a separation where a child is involved, the parents must figure out how time will be spent by the child with each of them. In many cases, it is difficult for the parents to reach this agreement on their own, so they must get the family court involved to make the decision. Prior to attending a hearing in front of a judge to state how the child’s time will be spent, it is best to consult a Paulding divorce attorney. A lawyer will help you to prepare your request for this arrangement to be presented to the judge. 

Visitation and Custody

Custody is decided based on the best interest of the child and on which parent has offered the most care. The parent that is not granted physical custody — where the child will spend the majority of their time — is given visitation where they have time to spend with the minor child. In some instances, the visitation must be supervised and a judge will make this determination if the parent with visitation is a risk to the child’s safety. A Paulding divorce lawyer can help with this request if there is a concern for the child when they will be with the parent who has visitation rights. 

If you have gone through Pauling County divorce mediation and still need further help from the family court to decide which parent will have custody and visitation, an attorney can help you. A Paulding County divorce lawyer will explain the entire process of how custody is decided and the type of information that you need to submit. They will also help you prepare the necessary forms and will be present in court when you have to go before the judge. 

At the Law Offices of William R. Pike Law, our attorneys will help you get the parental visitation you are entitled to. Contact us for a consultation. 

uncontested divorce criteria

When you’re thinking about divorce, you might hear about uncontested divorce. The idea of not having the stress and strain of a long, drawn-out divorce process may sound great to you. How do you know if you qualify for a contested divorce?Is it right for you? The Dallas GA family lawyers at the Law Offices of William R. Pike explain.

Uncontested divorce criteria

The uncontested divorce criteria are child custody, child support, alimony and division of the assets. To have an uncontested divorce, the parties must agree about those four things. The parties don’t necessarily have to be happy with the agreement, but they have to be willing to settle the divorce on those terms. The parties may or may not choose to work with divorce attorneys in Dallas GA.

Eligibility for uncontested divorce

To to be eligible for an uncontested divorce, the parties must agree on four different topics:

Child custody

– Perhaps the most stressful thing in any divorce is the issue of child custody. To be eligible for an uncontested divorce, the parties must agree on a child custody order. The order may be general or specific.

Child support

– Although child support awards are guided by mathematical formulas, the parties can still agree on an appropriate amount. They must agree on child support in order to have an uncontested divorce.


– To have an uncontested divorce, the parties must agree on whether either person pays alimony, how much they pay and in what duration.

Division of the assets

– Parties in an uncontested divorce must agree on how to divide assets like retirement plans, the value of the home and bank accounts.

Contact our Dallas GA family lawyers

The divorce attorneys in Dallas GA at the Law Offices of William R. Pike can assist you with your divorce. They can help you understand if you qualify for an uncontested divorce, and they can help you exercise your rights. Call today.


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