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What Does it Mean to Have Temporary Custody?

If you are concerned about the welfare of a child, you can apply to temporarily have custody of a minor child. Often a parent who is going through a divorce or someone who is not the parent but is concerned about the well being of a child will ask the court if they can temporarily have legal custody of the child. Sometimes, the need for temporary custody of the child is due to the length of time it takes to negotiate Read More

I’m an unmarried parent in Georgia: What are my parental rights?

My partner and I aren't married but we have children together: what are our legal parental rights in Georgia? If you have a child or plan to have a child outside of marriage, here is some basic information about parental rights for unmarried couples in Georgia. Georgia courts make parental legal decisions based on the best interest of the child. Unmarried couples often make decisions jointly about the care and Read More

Child Custody Basics

What to know about custody in Georgia?When parents get divorced, the divorce decree will specify child custody agreements which contains the details of which parent the child(ren) will live with and the circumstances under which the other parent will visit with the child(ren). Sometimes, parents work out these arrangements between themselves and others with the assistance of their attorneys, a mediator, or Read More