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Why sharing child custody can be beneficial

Many divorced parents in Georgia are no doubt concerned about the emotional well-being of their children. This is especially true if they are sharing child custody with the other parent. The good news is that a recent study showed that despite the constant shuffling from one household to another, children of divorce are more emotionally stable when they are able to spend time with both parents.

Dealing with changes to child support and custody

Besides death and taxes, there is another certainty in life: change. It is rare to see a situation stay the same forever. Marriages don't even last forever, so when one ends and there are children involved, it's common for a situation to change after divorce, necessitating a modification. Fortunately, if a Georgia parent moves out of state or loses his or her job, there is a way to modify child custody and support in order to maintain the best interests of the child.

Dealing with Georgia paternity issues like adoption

Fathers' rights is becoming a popular issue in the United States as men fight for the same parental benefits as women. More and more dads stay home to care for their children while moms work. As a whole, fathers are becoming more involved in the lives of their children. So, when Atlanta parents divorce or split up, it is sometimes the men who are awarded child custody. Fathers' rights may affect some men negatively, however, as they are sometimes wrongfully accused of being a child's biological parent. Read on to learn more about these types of paternity issues and how a lawyer can help resolve them.

Settling child custody issues in a Georgia divorce

Unfortunately, marriages and romantic relationships don't always last forever and in many cases, children are involved. When Gainesville parents split, there are often many issues to contend with regarding child custody. Who gets custody of the children? What type of custody arrangement will be in place? How often does the non-custodial parent get to spend quality time with the kids? These are questions that a Georgia family law attorney can help you answer.

Must an attorney and the court be involved in my adoption?

The prospect of adoption is exciting for many Atlanta residents, but the reality is that it can be a long and complicated process. The best interests of the child must be kept in mind at all times, so the adoptive parents are obligated to prove that they are worthy parents. So what exactly is involved in the process? Do the adoptive parents have to hire an attorney? Does the adoption have to be finalized by the court?

In child custody cases, what determines a child's best interests?

In a Georgia divorce, a couple may fight over children. Both may want custody of the kids, so how does a judge decide which parent gets physical custody? When the parents can't come to an agreement, the court will make a decision based on the best interests of the child. But what exactly determine a child's best interests in child custody cases?

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