Many grandparents in Georgia play a very active role in the lives of their grandchildren. In fact, a number of grandparents even live with their grandchildren in multi-generational homes or raise their grandchildren, acting as their primary caregivers. It was recently reported that one in 10 American children live in households with their grandparents, and about 2.6 million American children are being raised primarily by their grandparents.
A woman was recently denied child custody, partly due to her breast cancer. The judge in the case justified his decision, claiming that it is important for children to spend time with healthy parents. When courts in Georgia are determining child custody there are a number of factors that are considered, including the home environment of each parent, each parent's relationship with the children and each parent's mental and physical health.
A study that was recently published in "Psychology, Public Policy, and Law" shows that many family law judges view child custody cases differently than how the majority of Americans feel about them. Some judges in Georgia assume that mothers should be favored over fathers in custody cases.
In our last post, we discussed the story of a visitation struggle between two divorced parents. The story is certainly a sad one. Abbie and Dan were married and expecting triplets. When Abbie was giving birth, a series of medical mistakes cut off the flow of oxygen to her brain, leaving her in a vegetative state.
When parents in Georgia are going through divorce, agreeing on the child custody and visitation schedules can be two of the most contentious parts of the process. However, when one parent is in a vegetative state, does he or she still have inherent parenting rights?
During a divorce, one of the things most parents are concerned about is the welfare of their children. Whenever the courts in Georgia make decisions involving children, their primary concern is whether the decision is in the best interests of the kids. While we all hope that is also what motivates parents, with some people, it can be difficult to know for sure.
There are numerous celebrities who adopt children from third-world countries in order to provide better lives for them. In most situations, the public sees celebrities with their newly adopted children, and the media casts a positive light on them. The children may make guest appearances in paparazzi photos, but that is often all that is heard of them for years.
Rumors have begun appearing that Real Housewives of Atlanta star, NeNe Leakes may become a grandmother in slightly less than nine months but according to the reality television star, "may" is the operative word. The famous television star was reportedly less than thrilled with the news that her son's girlfriend was allegedly pregnant.
Two Georgia parents were excited to gain additional visitation time with their young child as an early Christmas present, but they say that visitation is not enough. The couple has been involved in a controversial child custody battle over their 4-year-old boy but was made famous for their even more controversial relationship.
This is the continuation of the post, Adoption of Guatemalan Boy's Future could be Decided by Christmas. The series discusses a specifically heartbreaking child custody story of a little adopted boy. What makes situations like these especially difficult is that the child is usually adopted by very loving parents.