Child Custody

Whether you are pursuing custody as part of a divorce, or trying to change an existing custody arrangement, child custody is usually the most difficult issue faced by our clients. Franklin Family Law will ensure that you know your rights and provide options specific to your family. We understand circumstances often change after an initial award of custody. Children's activities and interests shift, new relationships are formed, parents relocate, etc. We will help guide you through the process of establishing a new plan or modifying an existing plan to account for your unique needs.

Legitimation and Paternity:

When the paternity of a child is in question, it can have significant impact on the availability of child support for the child and custodial rights for the father. Whether you are the mother or the father, if you have a child born out of wedlock, Franklin Family Law will help you address the issues of paternity and legitimation to protect both your rights and the rights of your child.

Child Support:

Your child is entitled to support from a both parents. Franklin Family Law specializes in establishing, enforcing and modifying child support. Although the determination of support is largely dictated by the Georgia Child Support Guidelines, Georgia courts can consider a wide range of additional factors in establishing and modifying child support. Franklin Family law can help make sure your child is properly supported, and help safeguard against a child support award that is beyond your financial means.

Domestic Violence:

Unfortunately domestic violence is not uncommon in highly contentious divorces. If you have been a victim of domestic violence, or if you have been accused of domestic violence, call our offices for an immediate appointment.

Call us at 770-609-3179 or contact us by email to arrange a consultation with Kathryn Franklin at our offices in downtown Lawrenceville, Georgia.