Custodial Arrangements

Often, people come to my office and tell me that they have settled on the issue of custody and it will be a joint arrangement. Custodial arrangements, though, aren’t as simple as they seem. Parents assume that joint custody in Georgia means that they will share custody of their children. However, in Georgia you must specify between legal and physical custody. 

LEGAL CUSTODY AND CUSTODIAL ARRANGEMENTS

Usually in Georgia legal custody is ...

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ADOPTION IN GEORGIA

In Georgia an adoption can occur in one of two ways, the parents may voluntarily seek to have their child adopted or they may have their parental rights terminated. Georgia allows for a consensual adoption of third parties that usually involves a stepparent or relative. If this is the case the parents will enter into a surrender of parental rights which will be included with the adoptive parent’s petition for adoption and the matter will be set ...

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