Child Custody and Relocation in Georgia

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When is Guardianship an Appropriate Action in Georgia?

Under Georgia law, the parents of a child have all legal authority over that child. However, in some cases, when parents are unable to parent, other parties, including an adult who is not that child’s parent, can gain such authority. This is done through a guardianship action, which is filed in the probate court. Often, […]

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A Father’s Rights to the Unborn Child

In Georgia, there is no presumption that custody should go to the mother or father. Both parents are equal in the eyes of the law. If the biological mother is married, the law presumes that her husband is the father of the child. However, if the father is not the mother’s husband, he should take […]

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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 […]

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Parental Alienation Syndrome

The Toxic Effects of Parental Alienation Syndrome

A divorce or child custody case is perhaps one of the most challenging experiences any person may face in his/her life. One troubling area in custody matters concerns an increase in the number of accusations of “parental alienation syndrome,” also known as “malicious parent syndrome.” Unfortunately, parental alienation is all too common and can play […]

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