Custody and visitation orders in Georgia are based on the best interests of the children involved. Parents can agree on how to share custody and visitation as long as the agreement meets their child’s best interests.
Overview of Annulment This article focuses on "civil annulments" in Georgia, not "religious annulments," which can only be granted by a church or clergy member. Civil annulments and divorces are similar in the sense that they make a determination about marital status.
When couples get married, they may want to decide ahead of time how they will resolve their financial situation if they divorce. To do this, the couple can enter into a prenuptial agreement, writing down in a contract their wishes on issues such as property division and alimony.
If you’re an unmarried father in Georgia, you need to “legitimize” your child if you want visitation or custody rights, or if you want your child to have inheritance rights. Learn how the legitimation process works.
Studies show that boys who witness violence in their homes are twice as likely to abuse their own partners when they become adults. States want to break the cycle of domestic violence by removing children from violent situations whenever possible. As a result, courts take domestic violence very seriously