Although the common misconception in child custody matters often involves the idea that the scale is always tipped more in the favor of mothers, that is not the case. In many circumstances, to put it simply, mothers are damned if they do or damned if they don't.
At Sailers & Associates, our experienced Georgia family law staff is prepared to help you protect your parental rights in your child custody matters. We have a strong command of the state laws surrounding custody, and we can help you understand how they apply to your case, ensuring that your children's best interests are protected.
Helping Working Mothers Protect Their Parental Rights in Child Custody Cases
Decades ago, it was common for a mother to stay home and raise the children. If mothers and fathers divorced, fathers paid alimony to mothers, often for life. Now, even when a mother and/or father have an agreement that she will stay home to raise the kids, it is difficult for a mother to obtain a decent alimony award. Juries often hold the point of view that adults should work outside the home. If juries won't award alimony, or much of it, judges won't either. It isn't fair, but it is the reality.
On the other hand, a mother who is successful at a job outside of the home can run the risk of losing a custody battle with a father who isn't so successful, whether by choice or circumstance. Hours spent away from the home developing and nurturing a career can be interpreted as a lack of interest in developing and nurturing a child. Again, this is not fair, but it often happens.
Our Atlanta mothers' rights staff understands the nearly impossible roles in society that women take on. While our current structure eases societal norms a bit, threading the needle of societal expectations (which are the basis for legal standards) is, and always has been, difficult.
We can help you thread that needle. Our staff will work closely with you to learn about your circumstances and ensure that your parental rights are protected. We want to help you obtain a child custody arrangement that will be both fulfilling for you and your child.
Contact Our Atlanta Mothers' Rights Attorneys
To talk with an attorney at Sailers & Associates, call us at (404) 761-1212 or (770) 964-2847, or complete our online contact form. Our office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Consultations about family law matters, mothers' rights and custody issues are free and confidential.