Parental Rights

Protecting Your Parental Rights

Divorce is a stressful time for everyone. Like most stressful events, divorce has a way of affecting everyone differently. If children are involved, the end of a marriage can be a particularly challenging time. In the period following a divorce, it is common to experience difficulty in complying with a custody order or with how […]

Parental Alienation Syndrome

Certain areas of family law, such as child custody and divorce, are some of the most challenging that a person can encounter. One of the most difficult areas of custody law concerns cases of parental alienation syndrome, which is also sometimes referred to as malicious parent syndrome. It might be surprising to learn that parental […]

Custody Advice for Stay-at-Home Dads

An increasing number of fathers today are taking on the role of stay-at-home parents while more mothers are becoming the primary earners in their families. When custody issues are involved, stay-at-home fathers can find themselves facing a number of obstacles. The following reviews some of the important steps that stay-at-home fathers can take to make […]

The Advantages of Establishing Paternity

There are a number of concerns that men have about establishing paternal rights after a child is born out of wedlock. Unfortunately, in the state of Georgia, a biological father in this situation does not have the same legal rights to a child until paternity is established. While there are some additional complications that can […]

Placing a Father’s Name on a Child’s Birth Certificate

If a child’s parents are married at the time of birth, the father’s name will be automatically added to the birth certificate because in the eyes of the law, the mother’s husband is presumed to be the father of her child. In situations in which a mother is not married at the time of birth, […]

Your Guide to Parental Rights in Georgia

One of the most common questions that we are asked by clients is what rights parents have in the state of Georgia. The answer is that a parent’s exact rights depend on several factors including the sex of the parent. It is critical for all parents to in Georgia understand some important details about their […]

Key Facts About Child Abandonment in Georgia

Children count on their parents to provide for their daily needs which includes creating a safe home. Many courts have interpreted that it is often in the best interests of children for both parents to play an active role in the child’s life. Statistics, however, reveal that more than a quarter of all children in […]

Unwed Father Woes: What Georgia Law Says

In Georgia, unwed fathers do not have the same rights as fathers who are married to the mother of a child at the time of birth. This brings up a number of questions, as well as woes, for the unwed father. Fathers’ rights groups across the country argue that fathers are not privy to the […]

Three Things You Should Never do When Parental Alienation is Suspected

Over the years, child and forensic psychiatrists have discovered that parents have the ability to turn their children against a co-parent during a contentious custody battle. Parental alienation syndrome (PAS) occurs when one parent constantly insults or speaks negatively about the other parent without any justification. The result is the vilification of one parent and […]

Why Paternity Should Never be Taken for Granted

Establishing paternity is often one of the first steps of determining child custody arrangements. The state of Georgia currently allows paternity to be established by signing a voluntary paternity acknowledgement or by the parents of a child being legally married at the time the child is born.  Though genetic testing is an option to verify […]

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