Ga custody and dating laws

17 Sep

Q: What is the difference between legal and physical custody?A: Physical custody refers to where the child lives and who has responsibilities associated with the child’s daily care.This list will give you some insight concerning child custody issues in Georgia.

To illustrate this in simpler terms, I once handled a case, long ago, where the judge admitted, and went into great detail, that the mother of the children was a mean, horrible woman, when she was awarded custody of the children.

Legal custody refers to the decision-making responsibilities associated with the education, extracurricular activities, healthcare and religious upbringing of a child.

Q: Are mothers more likely to be awarded custody over fathers? In Georgia, child custody is determined based on the best interests of the child or children involved. A: Joint custody is a 50/50 custodial arrangement, where the child spends an equal amount of time with each parent.

As Georgia family law attorneys, the attorneys at Meriwether & Tharp often are asked questions concerning child custody.

Below is a list of questions that we are most often asked, along with a brief answer.