No area of family law brings to the courtroom the anxiety, tension, raw emotion and hostility as child custody and visitation litigation.


When parents divorce or separate and they have disputes about what is in their child’s best interest, the courts intervene. As a parent, most importantly you want to make sure that your child is protected. Many factors influence an award of custody and the way a case is presented in court can have a large impact on the result for you and your children. That is why it is important to have the maturity and experience of Attorney Karen Brown-Williams to back you up.

Child Custody Cases in Atlanta, Georgia and Surrounding Areas

Child custody refers to the legal guardianship involved in a divorce case. In Georgia and most other states, there are two forms of custody, legal and physical.

Legal custody refers to the child’s lifestyle. Religious, medical, and educational decisions are made by the legal custodian(s). Legal custody can be granted to one or both parents.

Physical custody refers to where the child lives. One parent may have sole physical custody, and the other may have visitation rights. Or, both parents may have physical custody, which means the child lives with each parent half of the time.

Joint custody is a court order whereby custody of a child is awarded to both parties. In joint custody both parents are custodial parents and neither parent is a non-custodial parent, or, in other words, the child has two custodial parents. Joint custody has two main forms: joint physical custody and joint legal custody.

In addition to straightforward custody matters, we also provide representation in other types of custody cases, including:

– Enforcement of visitation agreements on behalf of non-custodial parents

– Modifications of parenting plans on behalf of non-custodial parents

– Modifications of visitation schedules on behalf of custodial parents

– Enforcement of visitation rights on behalf of grandparents


By providing you with up to date legal knowledge and the best advice possible, we can make the custody decisions much easier for you and your family to make. For more information on fighting for your rights as a parent, contact attorney Karen Brown-Williams, a Georgia child custody lawyer today.