Can We Draw Up Our Own Child Custody Agreements?
Yes, in most cases, child custody and visitation schedules are settled outside of court. Parents often come to an agreement on decision-making, primary parental responsibilities, and when the child or children will spend time with the other parent. The courts in Atlanta, and throughout Georgia, typically accept these agreements.
However, it’s beneficial to have us draft and review your custody agreement to ensure your parental rights are fully protected.
In a divorce or child custody dispute, these agreements are incorporated into the court order approved by the judge to finalize the case. If you decide to modify them on your own after a previous agreement or court order, a Petition to Modify is advisable. This officially amends the earlier court order to include the new agreement.