I am a life long resident of Griffin, Georgia and a 2001 Honor Graduate of Griffin... more
I am a life long resident of Griffin, Georgia and a 2001 Honor Graduate of Griffin High School. I graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2005. I then graduated from the Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law in 2009 where I was awarded the Custer-Tuggle Award for excellence in the study of family law. I practice law at The Shepherd Law... view profile
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.