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Important facts about child custody agreements

On Behalf of | Mar 9, 2022 | Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law |

One of the most important decisions during a divorce in Georgia is creating a child custody agreement that works for both parents and is in the best interest of the child. This document is important, and it’s crucial to get it right.

What is a child custody agreement?

A child custody agreement is a document that details the parenting arrangements for children after a divorce or separation. This agreement addresses issues such as physical custody, which is all about where the child will live, and legal custody, or who has the right to make decisions about the child’s upbringing. Visitation schedules are also part of a custody agreement.

What are the benefits of a child custody agreement?

First and foremost, a formal agreement can help ensure that the children are taken care of in a way that is best for them. It helps to avoid conflict between parents, which can be damaging to the children. Additionally, a child custody agreement can provide clarity and stability for the children during a time of transition.

How to create a child custody agreement

There are many different ways to create a child custody agreement, but there are some key components that should be included. First, you’ll need to decide on the type of custody arrangement that is best for your family. There are several different options, including joint custody, sole custody and shared parenting.

You’ll also need to decide who will make major decisions for the child, such as health care and education choices. You’ll need to agree on a visitation schedule that works for both parents, and you’ll need to create a financial plan that addresses how expenses will get paid.

It’s important to remember that child custody agreements should be tailored to the specific needs of your family. That means, for instance, that if you have more than one child, you may want to create a separate agreement for each child.