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Legal custody and its impact on child custody

Divorce in Georgia is seldom easy and rarely entered into lightly. This can be particularly true when young children are involved. While parents may no longer wish to remain married, they typically share a mutual concern for the welfare of their children. All of this can contribute to the negotiating involved with establishing child custody.

Travelling parents and reaching a child custody agreement

Divorce can be a difficult and trying time for any Georgia family. When children are involved, the proceedings can be complicated by such issues as child support and child custody. When the parents are high profile people and travel extensively for their jobs, this can further complicate the process and prolong the negotiations. Difficulty in reaching an agreement on child custody can cause delays on other aspects of the divorce, particularly financial settlements.

Grandparents, the opioid crisis and child custody

With the ongoing opioid crisis in Georgia and across the country, a new family structure is becoming more and more widespread. With addiction continuing to run rampant, grandparents are finding themselves taking custody of their grandchildren. These child custody decisions are frequently made very quickly in the wake of an overdose or other incident in the parent's life. Grandparents who thought their child-rearing days were in the past find themselves in the role of primary caregiver.

What is best for the child in a child custody case?

Decisions involving the custody children after divorce can can be difficult and emotionally charged. Courts always take into consideration what is best for the child in Georgia, but this may not always be clear. An example of such a difficult child custody case is currently unfolding.

Summer vacation plans vs. child custody arrangements

Summer is here and family vacations in Georgia are being eagerly anticipated. While this is true for most families, divorced families with child custody arrangements may face a different reality. In an ideal situation, custody is shared by both parents and they willingly share information such as where and when vacations are planned. Not all situations are ideal.

A child custody battle over medical treatment

If a parent is asked what his or her greatest concern is, the response will frequently be a concern for the health and well-being of his or her child. When a child suffers from health issues, that can become a parent's primary focus. There are instances where parents have risked losing custody of their children over religious differences between their faith and their child's recommended medical care. In a current case, parents risk losing a child custody battle because they sought a treatment that is not legal in the state of Georgia but proved effective in treating their son's seizure disorder.

The opioid crisis and child custody

It is hard to find anyone in the United States that the opioid epidemic has not in some way touched. Sadly, the epidemic continues to grow in Georgia as the death toll mounts. Among the biggest losers of the epidemic are the children born of addicted mothers. But there is hope. Some of these mothers are inspired by their children to seek and maintain recovery through child custody.

Child custody: What to do when modifications are required

One of the biggest challenges divorced couples in Georgia can face is determining who will have custody of the children. It is difficult enough when both parents reside in the same geographical area. But what happens when one parent needs to relocate for a job, or to care for ailing or elderly parents, or for some other unforeseen reason? In this instance, modifications will need to be made to the existing child custody agreement.

Child custody and unmarried parents

When a child loses his or her parents the resulting trauma can be devastating to everyone involved. If the deceased couple were married and the parents of the surviving children, child custody of the children will often go to a surviving family member who is able to care for them. But what if the parents were not married and there is another parent in the picture from a previous relationship? Such is the child custody case of a gentleman in Columbus, Georgia.

Child custody and sports

When parents share custody of their children, it would be logical to assume that they share the same concern for their children's well-being and will make decisions based on the best interests of the children. But what if they disagree in Georgia? What if one parent sees participation in a sport as being too dangerous and the other parent does not share the same concern in a child custody case?

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