Addressing Legal Issues That Will Affect Your Children

child custody support

Legal matters involving family, especially children, are some of the most trying and delicate. We understand that these issues are sensitive and must be handled with compassion, empathy and firm support. Whether you are going through a divorce or otherwise involved in a child custody or support case, it is important to have a family law attorney who understands the system.

At Andrews & Sanders Law Offices in Savannah, our lawyers regularly guide clients through the process of pursuing fair and appropriate child custody and support resolutions. We are experienced, knowledgeable and empathetic to our clients. Contact us for a free phone consultation to discuss your case and options.

You can also read answers to some of our frequently asked family law questions.

We Can Pursue Your Child Custody And Visitation Goals

Any time a couple with children gets divorced, the family court will issue a child custody order that is binding on both parents. These orders are meant to reflect the best interests of the children involved. The family courts can also issue child custody orders to unmarried parents. All child custody decisions have two main components:

  • Physical custody: This term is used for the division of parenting time with the child. Often, one parent gets primary physical custody and the other parent gets the right to have the child for certain specific periods.
  • Legal custody: This term is used for the allocation of decision-making authority over health care, education and other similar issues. Parents are often granted joint legal custody because the court recognizes the importance of dual decision-making in a child's upbringing.

As lawyers experienced in family law, we can evaluate your individual circumstances in light of your child custody goals and recommend an appropriate strategy.

Evaluating Your Child Support Circumstances

In an effort to avoid arbitrary child support awards, the Georgia Legislature has adopted a formula for calculating child support that is based largely on the supporting parent's income and the number of children being supported. Under certain circumstances, however, deviations from the formula are appropriate and acceptable. We can better help you understand your unique situation and determine what legal path will work best for you and your children.

We also assist clients with child support modification. If your child support arrangement is not working out, give us a call, and we will do what we can to modify the agreement to one that better fits your needs.

Child Support For Military Members

Our attorneys are familiar with all aspects of the state child support guidelines, as well as military regulations that may require different support payments when a service member is involved in a military divorce. These situations are unique to each family and cannot be addressed generically. We will sit down with you and make sure we cover your child support issue from all angles.

Do not hesitate to contact us to learn more about your legal rights and responsibilities regarding child custody and support. You can also call us at 912-341-6861 for a free phone consultation.