Parental Rights

Spotting Signs of Parental Alienation

Any parent who is navigating custody or divorce can benefit greatly from detecting the signs of parental alienation. Unfortunately, it is not always clear if a child has been impacted by the condition, which is why parents should be on the lookout during this difficult period of transition. The following are some of the key […]

What to Consider When Marrying Someone With Children

If you are debating marrying someone who has children from another relationship, there are a number of important points to think about. 

Some of these factors include your relationship with the children, how the marriage would impact child support, whether you plan on adopting the children, and whether any changes to estate plans are required. 

This article […]

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 […]