Mediation in Child Custody cases is required in the State of Georgia.


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Mediation in Child Custody cases is required in the State of Georgia.

Child Custody Mediation in Cumming, Georgia in Forsyth County. Frank Hamilton, of the Hamilton Law Firm in Cumming, Georgia, speaks about the courts requirement that all cases involving child custody are "Mediated" before they will hear the case in court.

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Child Support and Visitation in Georgia

In Georgia, the courts follow Georgia Code Section 19-5-12 as a basic layout of the rules for determining the amount of child support.  Georgia uses an income shares model to establish the amount and considers the following enumerated factors: (1) the age of the children; (2) any extraordinary medical costs the child incurs; (3) the educational and day care costs; (4) the shared custody arrangements; check to learn more.

Child Custody in Georgia

In Georgia, courts may award child custody based on the best interests of the child. In all cases where the child is between the ages of 11 and 14, the court shall consider the desires and educational needs of the child in determining which parent shall have custody. In Georgia, custody awards are not made with regard to the sex of the parent, but instead are based on the relationship that each parent has with the child. check to learn more.