Child Custody for Unmarried Parents: What to Know in Georgia

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Understanding Georgia Custody Evaluations

Author: Burton Miller A custody evaluation in Georgia helps a Court determine the best custody arrangement for children. Typically, mental health professionals conduct these evaluations, which are officially called forensic child custody evaluations. A Court may use the evaluations in all types of actions where the children’s best interest needs to be determined, including divorces, […]

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Child Custody and Relocation in Georgia

After a divorce, the primary caregiver may decide to relocate. Therefore, a modification of the child custody agreement is required. In the state of Georgia, each case is handled on an individual basis. Although there are several factors under consideration, the exact direction in which the case will go varies depending on which factors are […]

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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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