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10 New Georgia Laws for 2017
This video profiles 10 new laws in Georgia that went into effect on January 1, 2017.
Free Legal Aid provides useful information about child custody. In addition to the video here, be sure you check out other resources.
If parents can’t agree on custody during a divorce in Georgia, they will turn the decisions over to a judge, who will consider and decide which parent will have legal custody (the right to make decisions about the child’s welfare), physical custody (the right to live with the child), and visitation. check to learn more.
During the initial custody proceedings, the judge will act with your child's best interests in mind, listening to the points made by both you and your former partner and considering carefully your child's health, safety, and comfort. check to learn more.
When a couple divorces and there is a minor child involved, the divorce decree will specify who has physical custody as well as legal custody of the child. Physical custody determines where and with whom the child will live. check to learn more.
Georgia child custody attorneys provide answers to frequently asked questions about child custody in Georgia. In Georgia, there are two types of custody: legal custody and physical custody. In almost all cases both of the custody types are shared between the parents. check to learn more.
Primarily, you can expect family courts in Georgia to base child custody decisions on what is known as the best interests of the child standard. It's also important to note that the state of Georgia evaluates each case individually. check to learn more.