School is out and summer vacation is upon us which, for a lot of families, means the opportunity to take family vacations to other states or even other countries. If you're divorced or separated, however, you may need to do a little more planning before going on your next family trip.
Divorce cases are often tough for children emotionally, and courts go to great lengths to help ensure that they do not feel the blow of a marital split for the rest of their lives. Determining which parent has which responsibility is a difficult issue in some cases, and the courts have to take a large number of factors into consideration before coming to a conclusion. Let's discuss how Georgia's child custody laws work a little more closely.
Timing is everything in family law. "The early bird gets the worm," and "you snooze, you lose," operate like comandments in our arena.
Often in post divorce, children travel extensively through the holidays. If Mom lives in Marietta and Dad lives in Lawrenceville, the travel may be just a few hours as they traverse around I-285. If Mom lives in Savannah and Dad lives in Los Angeles, travel will probably take several hours as the children travel through Hartsfield International. If Mom lives in Atlanta and Dad lives in Berlin, travel will probably take the better part of a day or night as the children fly across the Atlantic Ocean.
Her child was missing. The child's father had suddenly shown up at her mother's with the police, demanding his son. They were still married. There were no orders which gave either one of them superior rights so they had equal rights to the boy. One thing was for sure, the father's rights were superior to the grandmother's. When pressed, the police couldn't do anything about that. They had to demand the boy from the grandmother. They had to turn the boy over to the father.
I have a sad story to tell you. I hope that it will crystallyze just how critical it is to legitimate your child as soon as possible, without delay, without waiting, without wasting one more minute.
Tonight's post about an Anniversary in Family Law was written by our Savannah Family Law attorney, Professor David Purvis.
Tonight's post on Social Media and Family Law was written by our Atlanta and Lawrenceville attorney, Brandy Alexander.
Tonight's post was written by our Lawrenceville family law attorney, Brandy Alexander.
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