Child Custody Basics in Georgia

The role of the judge when determining custody in a case is to use their discretion to determine what is in the best interest of the child, and what will support the child’s welfare and happiness. A custody order transfers responsibility of care for a child to parents...

Visitation Rights of Grandparents

Grandparents’ rights are a fairly new issue in Georgia because the state only strengthened the rights of grandparents in 2012. The rights of grandparents in regards to visitation are outlined in the Georgia Code, O.C.G.A. 19-7-3. Grandparents do not have a presumptive...

Georgia Child Custody FAQs

How is Child Custody handled in Georgia? In Georgia divorce and family law courts, a parenting plan is the portion of the divorce decree that states the custody agreement of the children. A parenting plan is required for the dissolution of any marriage that resulted...