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Making the Case for Custody

There is no guarantee that the mother will get custody of the children. The courts want what is best for the children, and that's  a good thing.

Scott Shaw knows the law and has a proven process for gathering information to prove your case for custody.

Addressing Parental Rights

Fathers and mothers have different rights if there is no marriage in place. If a parent is apparently unfit for custody, parental rights must change.

Scott Shaw has years of experience in developing and presenting solid case that support - or impeach - parental rights.

Agreement Modifications

Situations can change for parents after the divorce is final, making a child custody modification advisable and actionable.

Scott Shaw has worked with hundreds of parents in child custody modification proceedings. He knows how to build and present an argument for success. 

Five Star Ratings

Threats to Take Son

I was an emotional wreck because my ex had threatened to take my son out of the state against my will. I thought because he was my son's father that he could do it too. Scott informed me of my rights that I did not even know that I had. He immediately sprang into action and got an emergency order from the court. He handled everything quickly and attentively while reassuring me through the process. I really am grateful for all that he did for my son and I. The end result was totally in my favor. I highly recommend him and thank him for his representation.

False Accusations

My wife made false accusation throughout a lengthy divorce and withheld my children from me... brilliant at deposition (where he utterly tore her apart) and exposed her lies with evidence he guided me to gather prior to our case....extremely detail-oriented and knows the law well...[in] the final trial Mr. Shaw was able to counter everything that was thrown at us through ...evidence and facts. Divorce is a difficult change, process and battle but having Mr. Shaw in your corner definitely helps. I can wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Shaw.

What a Relief

It was a relief mentally and emotionally to have an attorney appear on behalf of my son and I that into court prepared and knew the facts of the case and the applicable law and present it all in a coherent fashion. Thank you again! --- William M. 

No B.S. Attitude

Mr. Shaw is one heck of an attorney and his no B.S. attitude is what won me over in the first place. --- Jason P. 

Won Custody of My Kids

Mr. Shaw won custody for me of my little boy and teenage daughter, despite my now ex-wife influencing my daughter to testify at trial and to elect to reside with her, and Mr. Shaw cut through this chafe at trial, through the B.S. and distortions, destroyed my ex’s case, and I have custody of my two kids as a very happy father. --- Mark S. 

Grandparents Win Custody

We would like to thank you for all your hard work in helping us get custody of Brett and Brittany. You are their savior. You helped these two little angels have a stable home for the first time in their little lives. --- Tom & Debra C.

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Learn More about Child Custody Issues and Questions

Excerpts from the Shaw Law Library:

A Word from Scott Shaw: The Law has Changed for the Custody Election of a Child Aged 14 Year or Older in the State of Georgia

In the State of Georgia, a child from the ages of eleven to thirteen years has the right to make their choice of parents in a custody case known to the court.  The child’s decision is not binding on the court, but the court must listen.   A fourteen-year-old, or older, however, has much more power.  A child…
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A Word from Scott Shaw: What gave her the right?

In the mid-1990’s when I began as a child custody attorney, and built up expertise, I wrote of a moment that I summarized as “who gave her the right?” What I meant by this is that mothers assumed they were entitled to child custody, they acted as if they were entitled to child custody, fathers…
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Joint Physical Custody in Georgia Courts: What the Science Tells Us vs. Conventional Wisdom

Historically joint physical custody arrangements, where both parents have roughly 50% of the time with the children has been disfavored in Georgia courts.  One judge, in Fulton County Superior Court, went one step beyond simply disfavoring joint physical custody arrangements in that not only would he never order joint physical custody, he would never enter an…
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A Word from Scott Shaw: Who Gives Her the Right?

In the mid-1990s when I began as a child custody attorney and built up my expertise, I wrote of a moment that I summarized as “who gave her the right?” What I meant was mothers often assumed they were the only parent entitled to child custody. Our culture suggests that fathers allow mothers to act…
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Five Tips to Take the Fight out of Shared Custody This Summer

After a long school year, summer vacation is coming up soon! We can’t help but feel our kids’ excitement. For us parents, though, summer vacation means work, schedule changes and increased childcare. For divorced parents, that can require extra cooperation and flexibility from all parties. Sharing custody is never easy, but during the summer months,…
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Five Tips for Co-Parenting an Active Teenager

There will always be obstacles to navigate when co-parenting with an ex-spouse, but add an active teenager seeking independence to this mix and parents could find themselves in a three-way showdown: Mom vs. Dad vs Teenager. Navigating the teen years and a divorce custody schedule can be made easier by following these five tips:  Put…
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