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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