Terri Herron Law
Call Us Today To Schedule A Free Consultation
Make A Payment
Put Your Mind At Ease During life’s toughest transitions, we’re here for you.

Winning back custody of children

Losing custody of a child happens to many parents in Georgia whether it is to an ex-spouse, a relative or to the state. It is possible for many parents to get custody back. A parent in this situation should carefully evaluate the situation and create a plan for regaining custody of their children.

One of the first things a parent should do is to understand why they lost custody of their children in the first place. If there was an accusation of abuse or neglect, it is very important that a parent in this situation to be honest with themselves about why a court ruled the way it did.

Attitude is very important when appearing in family courts. Even if a parent does not agree with a court's ruling, it is important to listen very carefully to what a judge says and follow all directions. Parents who will appear at a hearing where there will be a ruling on their custody case should consider their presentation.

If it is not possible to get full custody back right away, parents may consider how to at least get more visitation with their children than they have currently. For example, if visitation is supervised, a good goal may be to work toward getting unsupervised visitation.

An attorney experienced in child custody litigation may be able to assist parents who want to get custody of their children back. Post-decree modifications in a custody case are based on changes that have occurred since the last order. An attorney may be able to help a client demonstrate that there has been a change in circumstances and that a modification of the custody arrangement is in the best interest of the child. For example, if a parent has moved or experienced a change in income these could be reasons for a judge to reconsider the current custody arrangement.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Our Newsletter

Subscribe today to receive our newsletter directly in your inbox & receive a link to download our free guide.

Email Us For A Response

Have Questions? Need Help?

Contact the Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

3348 Peachtree Road Suite 700
Atlanta, GA 30326

Phone: 404-692-6487
Fax: 678-264-2224
Atlanta Law Office Map

Satellite Office
2330 Scenic Highway
Snellville, GA 30078

Phone: 404-692-6487
Fax: 678-264-2224
Map & Directions

3675 Crestwood Pkwy.
Suite 400
Duluth, GA 30096

Phone: 404-692-6487
Fax: 678-264-2224
Map & Directions

555 Sun Valley Dr.
Suite F-2
Roswell, Georgia 30076

Phone: 404-692-6487
Fax: 678-264-2224
Map & Directions

2440 Sandy Plains Road
Building 28
Suite 100
Marietta, GA 30066

Phone: 404-692-6487
Fax: 678-264-2224
Map & Directions