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Various factors can influence a child custody decision

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.

Study rates child custody statutes low across the country

Child custody has always been a hotly contested topic in divorce cases as neither parent wants to sacrifice time with their child. In recent years, many men have taken up the banner of fathers’ rights in an effort to combat what they perceive as a gender-biased court system that often sided with women in custody issues. In 2014, we like to think that the country has become much fairer with its custody arrangements, but a recent study conducted by the National Parents Organization claims that this may not be the case.

Child custody concerns in Georgia

Child custody is an extremely important aspect of a divorce settlement. Oftentimes, both parents want to be heavily involved in their children’s lives, but custody arrangements do not always allow this. It can be difficult or confusing to learn that you will not have a large role in your child’s upbringing, but legal knowledge and assistance can help you make a better case for why you belong in your child’s life. Since the law varies by state, it is important to be familiar with Georgia’s stance on child custody.

Georgia man jailed for interference with child custody

Child custody orders can be difficult to deal with, especially if you feel that they are unfair to you and your circumstances. Nobody likes to be told when they can and cannot see their children, but it's important to remember that custody orders are legally binding contracts. Disobeying custody orders is against the law and could have serious legal ramifications including fines or even jail time. This is why it's important to take your divorce case seriously and fight for the custody you deserve.

Stable parenting makes a strong custody case

When settling a custody dispute between a divorcing couple, the courts take many factors into consideration to ensure that the agreement reached is best for the child. Oftentimes, this means that courts must make a judgment call on parenting methods that may seem harmless or acceptable to some parents. In instances where you may be battling for child custody, it behooves you to be on your best parental behavior to prove that you are fit for the role. Providing a stable environment goes a long way in showing good parenting.

Children benefit from having parents on amicable terms

Just because one parent is given sole custody of a child doesn’t mean that the non-custodial parent is completely removed from the child’s life. In fact, it’s almost always better for a child to have both parents actively and frequently involved, regardless of who is the custodial parent. A Huffington Post blog recently discussed the value of having two parents amicably involved in their child’s life, and the benefits this relationship can have.

Overnight guests a bad idea for divorcing parents

Divorce proceedings can be very difficult and very stressful, but this may be especially true if children are involved. If a dispute over child custody arises, then the court will consider the fitness of each parent when deciding on an appropriate arrangement that protects the child's best interest.

Georgia rapper Big Boi seeks joint custody of his son

For many Georgia parents, finding a positive solution to child custody and child support matters is a major challenge after a divorce or separation. Resolving such conflicts is often not a cut and dry process. In many cases, after the initial ruling, modifications may be necessary to reflect changes in the parents' personal situations and new information provided to the court. Modifications may be introduced due to salary adjustments, arrests or delinquent support payments.

Proposed child custody guidelines snub shared parenting advocates

In a divorce that involves children, there is always the question of how to handle custody. In the state of Georgia, a child that is at least 11 years old can tell the presiding judge his or her preferred custodial parent, although this does not mean that child custody is automatically awarded to the chosen parent. The judges are still the ones who decide on the matter. Guidelines regarding child custody are important to enable every court in the state to make uniform decisions in similar divorce cases.

Murder-for-hire plot complicates divorce proceedings

In a November 17 post, some of our frequent readers here in Georgia read about the disturbing case of a wife who filed for divorce then tried to a hire a fake hit man to kill her husband before the divorce was settled. It was a scenario many people across the nation hope they never have to encounter in their own lives, but it also raises an important question among our readers: could a murder-for-hire plot be used in a divorce case?

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