A Father’s Rights to the Unborn Child


When and How to Petition for Temporary or Emergency Custody of a Child

When it comes to providing for the care and support of children, you want to be sure they are in capable hands. When child custody disputes or emergencies arise, you may need to take quick action to ensure they are protected. Temporary and emergency child custody hearings provide you a way to legally petition the […]


What is a Divorce “Answer and Counterclaim” in Georgia?

When some couples go through a divorce, they are in agreement from the start on how they want their marriage to end and, therefore, are able to resolve all the issues between them prior to filing any documents with the court.  Those couples are in the minority.  For the majority of couples, one party files […]


Back Child Support Laws & Child Support Arrears Forgiveness

Child support payments are usually awarded to the custodial parent of a minor child to help with expenses associated with raising that child. Georgia law uses a child support calculation formula that takes the income and debt of both parents into account. The court-ordered child support amount is intended to equal the minimum amount the […]

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Forced Fatherhood

Fathers of minor children in Georgia have legal options they can pursue in order to be granted court-ordered rights to their children, such as legitimation or custody actions. However, even fathers who don’t want to be involved with their biological children can have some responsibilities forced upon them by the courts. This most commonly comes […]