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Georgia Child Custody Laws

All U.S. states, including Georgia, have adopted the Uniform Child Custody Act (UCCA), which is intended to minimize interstate child custody conflicts. Georgia child custody laws, which came into compliance with the UCCA in 1978, allow parents and guardians the option of joint custody and recognize grandparent visitation rights.

Learn more about Georgia child custody laws in the table below, along with links to related articles and resources. See FindLaw's Child Custody section for additional information.

Code Section 19-9-1, et seq.
Year Uniform Child Custody Act Adopted 1978
Joint Custody an Option? Yes, §19-9-3(a)(5)
Grandparent Visitation Rights Recognized? Yes, §19-9-3(d)
Child's Own Wishes Considered? Yes

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a Georgia child custody attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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