When one is accused of abusing his or her own child, authorities and child protection agencies won't take it lightly. Allegations of abuse and/or neglect of a child in Georgia may lead to the loss of child custody for the accused parent. The removal of a child from one's home may be temporary while investigations are underway, but this can become permanent if the investigation is followed by charges and convictions. One local man recently found himself in such a situation.
When child custody arrangements are ordered by a court, it is expected that all parties involved will abide by the court's decision and follow the rules. A judge's orders -- in cases where the court's interference is necessary -- is always going to be based on the best interest of the children. However, this does not mean that parents and family members will always agree with the outcome. When one does not stick to a child custody plan in Georgia, there may be consequences to face.
In Georgia and across the country, most parents can't imagine having to worry about the state removing their children from their care. For the typical parent, having control of the lives and decisions involving one's children is something likely taken for granted. One mother's child custody was taken from her after her landlord entered her home and noticed allegedly unsafe circumstances for the children present. The mother was not in the home at the time.
No two divorces are ever the same. While the typical divorcing couple in Georgia may not relate to the same level of assets and spousal support that singer Mary J. Blige is currently dealing with, most will likely understand a similar stress that is often involved in the process. Though Blige originally filed for divorce from her husband back in July 2016, she is still trying to manage his demands.