Changes in culture are often accompanied by shifts in family law. For example, it was long held that women would almost always receive physical custody of their children in the event of divorce. However, men in general are now taking a more active role in their children's lives, and courts, including those in Georgia, are more inclined to split parenting time evenly between mothers and fathers.
Still, sometimes fathers have to fight hard to exert their parental rights. With that in mind, let's consider the case of a Missouri man who has been trying to get custody of his daughter for a year and a half. According to him, his wife left him in 2012. However, the couple's daughter and the wife's child from a prior relationship stayed with the man.