How is Child Custody Decided in Georgia?

MLF Team

How is Child Custody Decided in Georgia?

Rest assured that in the state of Georgia there are no assumptions in the law determining which parent deserves custody of the child. The myth that the court favors the mothers has been proven false time and time again. That is great news for fathers, and even better news for the children impacted by negligent parents.

In a Georgia family law case where child custody must be decided, the judge will base their decision on the child’s best interest. That best interest is dictated by these 17 factors listed in the Georgia Code Title 19. Domestic Relations § 19-9-3.

Important factors to highlight include:

There are 12 other significant factors listed in the Georgia Code that you can look over, but we encourage you to contact an experienced Georgia family law attorney that has won the hardest of cases.

Marcy and her team at The Millard Law Firm in Alpharetta, Georgia can provide you with the best legal advice when facing custody issues. You can count on The Millard Law attorneys to provide you with the compassionate support and tenacious advocacy that you require at this time.