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Category: Child Custody

Can a child choose which parent to live with in Georgia?

In child custody cases, the main standard for the court’s decision is always the best interests of the child. To ensure that this standard is met, the judge looks into many factors regarding the child’s welfare and relationship with each parent. Many parents ask: Does the court consider the child’s preference as to which parent […]

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Co-Parenting and Covid Vaccination for Children in Georgia

We hear it in the news daily: the discourse over whether to receive the Covid-19 vaccine or not. Choosing what is best for yourself is one thing, but what happens when parents are divorced and co-parenting and their child is eligible for Covid vaccination? Or if you and your ex-spouse disagree about whether your child […]

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FAQs About Georgia Parenting Seminars

Many Georgia counties have established what are called parenting seminars for divorcing parents. Georgia family law courts, including Gwinnett County, require divorcing parents to parenting seminars early in the divorce process. Under Georgia law, the superior court in any county can establish a program designed to inform parties about the effects of divorce on minor […]

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How Does the 2021 Child Tax Credit Affect Divorced and Separated Parents in Georgia?

The American Rescue Plan significantly boosted the 2021 Child Tax Credit, helping 65 million children and families across the U.S. It brings significant relief for households nationwide. However, its newly implemented advanced payment system has raised questions for divorced or separated parents that’ll we aim to answer below.  What is the 2021 Child Tax Credit?  […]

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Georgia Custody Laws on Moving Out of State

It is common for ex-spouses to decide to relocate out of state upon divorce. However, when child custody is involved, specific rules apply to help ensure the child’s best interests while also balancing the rights of each parent. Here is an overview of relocation rules in relation to child custody and visitation in Georgia. Can […]

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Getting Divorced When The Husband Is Not The Biological Father

In Georgia when a man and woman are married and a child is born, the husband is assumed to be the legal and biological father of that child. If the child's parents decide to divorce, then the parents of the child must determine child custody and child support decisions. Divorce is stressful in any case, […]

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