In Georgia, judges see joint custody as the better custody arrangement because it allows parents to continue to take an equal part in their children's lives despite the fact that they are no longer living together. But just because parents are supposed to share legal and physical custody equally doesn't always mean it happens.
A man was recently apprehended and charged with direct child support contempt after failing to make child support payments for 18 years. In Georgia, a child support contempt action can be used to deal with a non-custodial parent who does not abide by a support order.
When individuals are facing criminal charges, they have a constitutional right to receive representation from a lawyer. We're all familiar with the Miranda Rights section that informs individuals that they have the right to an attorney, and that if they cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided at no cost.
During a divorce, resolving issues related to your children can be one of the most emotional parts of the process. Even after child custody arrangements have been determined, that does not always guarantee that the other parent will follow the court orders.
Jon & Kate Gosselin became known to the world in their TLC network reality television show, aptly named Jon & Kate Plus 8, about parenting multiples. The couple made the details of their family life and marital relationship public by allowing cameras into their home to film their daily interactions. The show included a testimonial segment where they answered questions and explained situations that arose during an episode.