Expansion of Who Can Seek Custody in Georgia

Expansion of Who Can Seek Custody in Georgia

A bill allowing more people to seek custody in Georgia will go into effect July 1st. House Bill 543, signed by Governor Brian Kemp last month, amends Georgia law by allowing non-relatives to be considered an equitable caregiver of a child and based on that...
Can children choose which parent they live with?

Can children choose which parent they live with?

In custody cases, parents are faced with a big decision regarding which parent a child will live with (assuming the parents can agree). When the parents cannot agree and a judge needs to make the decision, he or she relies on what each parent presents in court and...
Child Custody and Relocation

Child Custody and Relocation

When a parent moves out-of-state, there can be significant conflict over what the custody and parenting time schedule will be going forward. In determining custody in a relocation case, Georgia courts focus on the child’s best interests, which is the same standard in...