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September 2015 Archives

Do grandparents have visitation rights in Georgia family law?

When discussing divorce, child support, child custody and other family law matters, most Georgia residents focus on the nuclear family of the parents and their children. But, while it may be less common than in bygone years, there is often an extended family that is affected by the breakup of an intimate relationship that involves children. One major relationship that can sometimes be overlooked is that between the children and their grandparents. So what rights do grandparents have in Georgia regarding their grandchildren?

Who is eligible to adopt children in Georgia?

Raising children is an integral part of many people's lives. As a society, there is a necessity to nurture and socialize young people so that they are ready to become productive adults and continue to push for society's future progress. While not everyone chooses to have children, there are those who do, and for one or more of a myriad of reasons, are not capable of raising those offspring.

Georgia marriages are, in fact, contracts

The definition of marriage has gotten a lot of attention recently, both in the state of Georgia and around the United States. While there may be as many opinions on what being married means as there are people in the world, it is important to differentiate between those viewpoints and the concept of 'civil marriage;' that is, the way marriage is looked at be the law in the U.S.

What is a domestic violence protective order in Georgia?

Previously, this blog has touched on various options victims of domestic or family violence may have as far as getting clear of their dangerous situations and beginning the legal process to ensure their safety in the future. One of these options is an application with a Georgia family law court for a protective order. An application for one of these orders allows a judge to issue various decrees depending on the circumstances of the case, most of which are intended to protect the applicant from further violence or abuse.

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

When a couple that has a child splits up, whether by getting a divorce or a couple simply splitting up, the impact on the child can be great. How much of an impact the split has usually depends on several factors, including the age and maturity level of the child and how amicable the parents are towards each other.

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