Articles on the legal aspects of child abandonment in Georgia.

Don’t Abandon the Family


When the marriage disintegrates to divorce and you are asked or decide to leave the family home your obligations do not end by simply leaving. In Georgia it is actually a misdemeanor to leave your children and not provide support and a possible felony if you leave the state. This is a criminal statute outside of the relief provided by child support services. What this means is that the spouse left to care for the ...

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