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What is Legal and what is Physical Child Custody in the State of Georgia
This video answers the question of what specifically is joint legal custody of a child and what is the difference and what specifically is joint physical custody of a child.
Free Legal Aid provides useful information about child custody. In addition to the video here, be sure you check out other resources.
Because of the intricacies of state law, whether you're seeking sole custody of your child or you've agreed to share custody with your former partner, you should consider speaking with a family law attorney prior to your child custody hearing. Check to learn more.
Georgia law requires divorcing parents to submit a parenting plan to the court in every case where custody is an issue. The parties can submit a joint parenting plan or each party may submit a separate plan. Check to learn more.
According to the Georgia Code Sections 19-9-1 and 19-9-3, "child custody may be awarded to either parent based on the best interest of the child or children and what will best promote their welfare and happiness." Check to learn more.
Most cases in Georgia will have an outcome of joint legal custody as this is generally the standard practice if there is not another circumstance present to warrant any other form of custody to take place. Check to learn more.