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Even in the most amicable of cases, obtaining a divorce in Georgia can be a complicated process. Before any judgments can be made in your case or a settlement can be approved, divorce papers must be served on the appropriate parties involved. Failing to file and properly serve the appropriate documents could jeopardize your rights in these proceedings, and can result in your divorce being delayed or even denied completely.

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The reasons why couples choose adoption in Georgia are as unique and individual as the children involved. There may be fertility issues which prevent them from conceiving, or it may be the desire to provide a needy child with a loving home. Same sex couples choose adoption as an alternative to surrogacy, and increasing numbers of single parents are now choosing to adopt as well.

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Whether you are going through a divorce or dealing with child custody issues outside of wedlock, it is important to understand that both parents have rights in the process. In fact, when it comes to awarding custody, Georgia law does not favor one biological parent over the other (although, as discussed below, unmarried fathers must take some additional steps in order to establish their right to custody).

If you are preparing for a divorce or separation, planning ahead will help give you the best chance to secure the parenting time or guardianship rights you desire. While there are many factors to consider in the process, below are some of the most crucial considerations to keep in mind.

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