Family Law

Family Law

Divorce

There are few more difficult times in one’s life than going through a divorce. You need to work with an attorney who cares about the issues you are facing and will take the time to understand what you hope to achieve going forward. Child custody is always difficult because both parents feel they know what is best for their child. In Georgia, decisions must be made about physical and legal custody. If parents cannot reach an agreement, the courts will help determine what is in the best interest of the child or children. If one parent is awarded physical custody, there must also be an arrangement for visitation allowing both parents the opportunity to have a strong relationship with the child. In addition, you will need to divide property, assets, and debt. The Court will divide this based on what it deems as fair or equitable. You will need a skilled attorney who can tell the Court your story and make sure you achieve the best result possible.

Adoption

If your family has decided to welcome a new child through adoption, you should be working with a family attorney who can help you through the process. One of the biggest factors involved in all types of adoption is the home visit. This is a misnomer because it often involves multiple visits. The process can feel very invasive, potential adoptive parents will be expected to discuss their feelings about discipline, parents will have to go through extensive background checks, and if there are other children in the home, a discussion about how the children feel about bringing a new child home. We are here to help guide you through this challenging legal process and fulfill your goal of adopting a child.

We will take the time to understand the issues you are facing and address them individually. We understand no two families are dealing with the same situation and that it is important to make sure a solution is based on your needs. If you are considering adoption or facing issues pertaining to divorce or child custody, contact my Douglas, Georgia office. At Law Offices of Bryan Rumker and Greg Sasser, our goal is to help families in South Georgia including Tifton, Waycross, Alma, Blackshear, Valdosta, and Bainbridge resolve their family law issues.