Many children in Georgia grow up in families where their parents are no longer together. However, this does not necessarily mean they receive any less care or support. Often, parents still want to be a part of their child's life even if they are no longer on good terms with their other partner. Child custody arrangements aim to ensure that children are able to spend time with both parents, as long as those parents are willing and suitable to care for them.
In many cases, one parent will have primary physical custody while the other has visitation rights. Occasionally parents will have joint physical custody, meaning the child's time is split evenly between them. In either arrangement, it is often the case that both parents have legal custody, giving them an equal say on important matters in a child's life.