Frequently Asked Questions about Child Custody and Visitation

Child Custody and Visitation in Georgia 

If you are preparing for a Divorce or Separation and you have children with your soon to be ex-spouse, you may have questions about Child Custody and Visitation as it relates to Georgia Law. We have gathered these common questions regarding Child Custody and Visitation as well as their answers below.
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Custody Law Changes in Georgia you must be aware of

GEORGIA EQUITABLE CAREGIVER STATUTE IS NOW IN FULL EFFECT 

Custody Law Changes in Georgia that could affect your Case!

On July 1, 2019, a sweeping overhaul to Article 1 Chapter 7 of Title 19 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated went into effect regarding the parent and child relationship generally.  O.C.G.A. 19-7-3.1, also known as the “Equitable Caregiver Statute”, was added to the code section giving the Atlanta ...

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Top Representation for Complex Divorce Cases

Marietta’s Trusted Divorce Law Firm Often Handles Complex Divorce Cases 

What is a complex divorce?

In an ideal divorce case, both parties are able to come to an agreement without discord. Divorce arrangements are made smoothly and include reasonable child custody and child support arrangements, alimony, property division, and more. 

No major challenges or disputes present themselves, and the process is efficient, with a quick resolution.

Unfortunately, these types of model ...

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Georgia Child Custody Law Answers

Georgia Child Custody Factors Considered by a Judge: 

  • The bonding and emotional ties that exist between each parent and the child
  • The length of time the child has lived in the current home and whether that environment is stable and satisfactory
  • The mental and physical health of each parent
  • Evidence of family violence, child abuse, substance abuse or criminal history of either parent
  • The ability of each parent to meet ...
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Alimony in Georgia, who is entitled?

Alimony in Georgia how does it work?

Adultery is one of the leading causes of divorce in any state, but what does Georgia Law say about this matter?  If you and your spouse have decided to end your marriage due to one spouse’s indiscretion, you might be wondering whether it will affect any aspect of the divorce proceedings, including the issue of alimony.

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Custody Law Answers

Your Answers to Common Questions about Custody Law & Visitation in GA

At the Law Offices of Sean R Whitworth, we often get questions concerning child custody and visitation. Seek legal counsel in your state. The answers listed here are specific to Georgia  Family & Divorce Law. Our offices are located in Marietta Ga and we handle all aspects of Family Law at Flat agreed upon Fees.  

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Practicing Law is a Privilege

Are We Practicing Law Or Selling Used Cars?

Practicing Law is a privilege that requires setting proper expectations with each and every client.

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How To Enforce Child Support in Georgia

Sharing the latest updates about Georgia Family Law and how to enforce Child Support 

Enforce Child Support for your children’s sake. Is your former spouse failing to pay you the awarded child support – letting you struggle to make ends meet?When faced with this problem, many custodial parents feel powerless. Fortunately, there are several ways to enforce child support in the state of Georgia if the non-custodial parent fails to meet payments, assuming those payments are ...

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Top Mistakes Newly Separated Couples Make During Divorce Proceedings

13 ACTIONS you should avoid when you are newly separated! 

Going through a Divorce? There are rules newly separated couples need to follow while going through the divorce proceedings.

Newly separated folks often do and say things that they will regret in the future. Emotional outbursts and acts in the name of “Pay Back” are often the causes of money lost, child custody at risk and even folks getting hurt physically.

The ...

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Child Custody Law – Who Gets the Children?

Georgia Family Law – Who gets the children after the Divorce? 

In Georgia, child custody law statute is actually gender neutral, in fact, it is not uncommon for fathers to get custody in Georgia.  Georgia code 19-9-3(a) (1) clearly states that in all cases in which the custody of any child is at issue between the parents, there shall be no prima-facie right to the custody of the child ...

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