Georgia Divorce Laws | Children Custody

Georgia

When judging Georgia divorce custody cases with minor children the Georgia courts will do everything possible keep the emotional trauma the children may be experiencing at a minimum. If the parents cannot come to an agreement regarding the issues involving the children, the court will determine the award of custody at its discretion. In Georgia child custody cases in which a child has reached the age of 14 years, the child shall be given the right to select the parent with whom he or she desires to live. The child's selection shall be controlling, unless the parent so selected is determined not to be a fit and proper person to have the custody of the child. In divorce cases in which the child has reached the age of at least 11 but not 14 years, the court shall consider the desires, and educational needs of the child in determining which parent shall have custody.

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