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Mr. Hammond served in Afghanistan and Iraq, where he received 9 medals including a Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman’s Badge. He has been practicing law since 1996 with an exclusive focus on military law, criminal law, and family law.

Child Custody

Focused on Children's Best Interests

As a parent, your top priority is the well-being of your child. However, during a divorce, child custody can quickly become a major source of conflict. A child is not a bargaining chip. In fact, dragging a child into the middle of a contentious dispute can result in emotional turbulence and devastation.

At the Augusta, Georgia, Law Offices of Shawn P. Hammond and Associates, we always put the interests of children first. We truly want what's best for your child and will fight fiercely to help you achieve it. As a former military man, family law attorney Shawn Hammond are not afraid to take action where action is needed. They are combat-hardened for courtroom battle.

The question of "Who gets custody of the children?" can be incredibly difficult to answer for divorcing couples. Let us safeguard your child's interests in a custody and visitation dispute. Contact the Law Offices of Hammond & Gunder for a free telephone consultation.

How are Custodial Orders Determined?

Physical custody and visitation are legal terms defining with whom a child will live and how time with the other parent will be divided. In Georgia, laws do not favor either the mother or the father. Court decisions are based on a child's relationship with each parent, as demonstrated by their attorneys.

Determining what is in the best interests of the child is the primary objective in all child custody cases. In some situations, this may even mean granting custody to a petitioning grandparent.

Taking a Candid Approach to Your Case

At the Law Offices of Shawn P. Hammond and Associates, we are committed to only taking child custody cases where a parent truly wants what's best for their child. If your intentions are otherwise, we are not the law firm for you. We take a straightforward approach to custodial cases, telling it like we see it. We will evaluate your options and carefully explain potential outcomes.

Modification of Orders is an Option

Child custody arrangements are never final. Room for modification always exists, given a substantial change in circumstances. Whether you are a military parent in need of a temporary order due to deployment or you and your child need to relocate out of state, we can help. Contact the Law Offices of Shawn P. Hammond at 706-993-2785 to discuss your case.