REPORT CHILD ABUSE.  GEORGIA LAW REQUIRES IT.  Georgia law requires that persons with responsibility for a child or children shall report child abuse when there is reasonable cause to believe that a child has been abused.  Churches all over Georgia Read More


What rights does a South Carolina father have if not married to the mother of the child?  The answer is that South Carolina unmarried fathers rights are very limited, unless you take steps to protect yourself and your relationship with Read More

Paternity and Legitimation

Karen S. Hindson of Hindson & Melton LLC “How do I know that the baby is really mine?  What are my responsibilities if I am not married to the mother?” When legitimation is needed Georgia law considers a child as born “out of wedlock” when the parents are not married to each Read More

Facebook and Your Divorce

Are you going through a divorce?  If your answer is “YES”, then read on.  Are there children whose custody must be decided? If your answer is “YES”, then read on.  Do you and your spouse have Facebook pages?  If the answer Read More

If I Die Who Gets Custody of My Child

If I Die Who Gets Custody of My Child If I die who gets custody of my child under Georgia child custody law?   It is scary how often we hear this question from concerned parents. Concerns About the Other Parent. Sometimes the child’s other parent would be a disaster as a Read More

Custody Election 14 Year Old

Custody Election 14 Year Old The Georgia statute permitting custody election 14 year old has been in place in its current form since 2008. Click here for a summary of the 2008 law. A Georgia 14 year old has the right to select the parent with whom he or Read More

Child Support Modification and Contempt of Court

A child support modification (or child custody modification, or visitation modification) and a contempt of court action can now be filed together in the same petition, even if the Defendant resides in a county other than the county of the original Read More

Custody Battle Between Grandmother and Aunt

The recent case of Ertter v. Dunbar, 734 S.E.2d 403 (Nov. 19, 2012) involves a Georgia custody battle between grandmother and aunt in juvenile court and superior court of Cobb County Georgia.  The grandmother prevailed in the juvenile court, the maternal aunt and Read More

Georgia Child Custody │ Best Interest of the Child

It is the law that Georgia child custody decisions are to be based on the “best interest of the child and what will best promote the child’s welfare and happiness”.  Official Code of Georgia Annotated Section 19-9-3 lists seventeen examples Read More

Video Surveillance in Georgia Divorce Case

Video surveillance upheld in Georgia divorce case by Georgia Court of Appeals on July 13, 2012, in decision of Rutter v. Rutter, case No. A12A0661 Wife installed video surveillance equipment in marital residence. Husband and Wife were in the midst of divorce Read More

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