Fathers’ Rights

Georgia Fathers’ Rights Advocating for Dads in Custody and Visitation

Fathers’ Rights Edwards Family Law is an established family law practice. We have become known across the Greater Atlanta area for our strong advocacy and results in the area of fathers’ rights. We are committed to standing up for fathers who often do not get a fair shake in custody disputes and child support.  Years of focused representation since 2001 in Atlanta area family courts, we understand the tendencies of local judges regarding divorce and custody matters, and we use it to help our clients achieve their goals.

Leading Family Law Attorneys and Fathers’ Rights Advocates

For various reasons, including outdated gender roles and old-fashioned beliefs, fathers are often seen as unwilling or incapable of caring for their children. However, most fathers can provide their children with the same care, affection and parental guidance that a mother can. In fact, there is no presumption in Georgia law that a mother is automatically entitled to custody. Some judges are more traditional than others, but courts can and do award custody to fathers, based on the principle of “the best interest of the child.”  Edwards Family Law has been at the forefront of the movement to give deserving fathers a fair shot at custody.

If you are happy with every other weekend with your child, you do not need us. Any decent attorney can sleepwalk through court and get you every other weekend. We represent fathers who are seeking and who deserve more than the traditional parenting time schedule.  We have helped stay-at-home dads and working dads win sole custody, primary custody and joint physical custody. We have helped many other fathers win a greater share of visitation (parenting time) than they would normally get.

We do not believe that custody of the children is right for every father; however, every father should have an equal right to custody. If you work 12 hours a day and travel several weeks out of the month, then custody may not be for you, unless the mother is being derelict in her duties. However, if you have played an active role in parenting the children, caring for their needs, attending medical appointments, attending school functions and PTA meetings, then the courts will look at the history and may award you joint custody or even full custody.

If you feel that you would be the better custodial parent, and you have evidence and witnesses to support your case, we can help you. Our Atlanta divorce attorneys have served Georgia for more than a decade, and we will be pleased to put our experience to work for you.  Call (770) 854-0777 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with one of our lawyers. We have offices in Lawrenceville and Buckhead.