Learning Your Rights as a Non-Custodial Parent
Whether you are going through the divorce process or your former spouse or partner has already been granted primary custody, it is important to understand your rights as a non-custodial parent. Georgia’s custody laws focus on protecting the best interests of the child, and in most cases this requires the parents to develop a “parenting […]
What is Joint Custody in Georgia?
When facing a custody case, one of the most frustrating aspects can be familiarizing yourself with the terminology being used. What exactly does Joint Custody mean in Georgia? What does the distinction between legal custody and physical custody mean? Why does that matter to me?
Can a Child Choose Not to Visit a Non-Custodial Parent?
The short answer is yes, but with caveats. The child can choose not to visit, but that decision is still subject to judicial review. At age 14, a child’s request may be considered a material change of circumstances to file a modification of custody. In Georgia, once a child turns 14 he or she may […]
How to Legitimize a Child in Georgia?
Under current Georgia Law, there are two ways to legitimate a child born out of wedlock: when the recognized parents of the child marry after the birth of the child or when the father petitions the superior court of the mother’s residence to legitimate the child. Although an illegitimate child still has rights, legitimizing a […]