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Custody Election of a Child 14 Years or Older

Parental Rights for Unmarried Fathers

Can I Invade Someone's Privacy if I Need Evidence for My Case?

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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Excerpts from the Shaw Law Library:

The Biggest Mistakes Mothers Make in Child Custody Cases

I have over twenty years trying child custody or parenting rights cases for mothers in Georgia courts. We are successful at what we do.  I also try just as many cases for fathers. We win cases other law firms turned down or where clients were advised they could not win.  As such, I have a lot of…
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A Word from Scott Shaw: The Use of Private Investigators in Georgia Divorce and Child Custody Cases

Private investigators have been known to produce evidence of great value in divorce and child custody cases that I have tried in the State of Georgia. Like the nude man in the window at 3 a.m. after the wife says her friend only parked in the driveway to stay down the block. Or the blond…
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A Word from Scott Shaw: Can a 14-Year-Old Really Choose Not to Visit Their Other Parent?

Under Georgia’s new custody law, a 14-year-old can choose who he or she wishes to live with and that decision is not dispositive, but is presumptive.  This means the Court will likely uphold their choice unless there’s a very good reason as to why the child’s choice is not in the child’s best interests.  We’ve written several articles on…
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Imputing Earning Capacity for Child Support, Alimony, Equitable Distribution, and Attorney’s Fees Issues

It’s a common problem in child custody and divorce cases. One party is underemployed or unemployed, often for a long time. They may indicate they’re unable to get a job because of their child’s schedule. They’re insistent that minimum wage is their only option for income.  At the same time, you’re working hard and feel like…
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A Word from Scott Shaw: Can Step-Parents or Non-Relatives Get Custody of Children in Their Lives?

Back in 2016, I wrote a blog post where the answer to the question of whether a person could get custody or have visitation rights with step-children or unrelated children they cared for was no. It didn’t matter if they were the children of a girlfriend, boyfriend, or neighbor, it was not permitted under Georgia law. Either…
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A Word from Scott Shaw: Do I Have Any Legal Rights to a Child in Georgia?

It may sound strange but there may be circumstances where no adult has a legal right to a child even if their name appears on the birth certificate. A recent case came into the office involving a child whose mother died in a car crash. The mother and a female friend raised the child together…
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