Keon Family Law

A prior article summarized the principal avenues available to grandparents in Georgia for seeking custodial or visitation rights to a minor child. In this follow up, we address the burdens of proof and evidence needed for a grandparent to obtain custody of a minor child or rights of visitation from...

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Effective July 1, 2019, Georgia’s Equitable Caregiver Act (the “ECA”) has expanded the classes to whom courts may award custody of a child. The ECA, codified at Section 19-7-3.1 of the Official Code of Georgia, was enacted to bridge a long-recognized gap in our law, which prevented adults who had ra...

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Grandparents do have the right to seek Court ordered visitation, but only when the parents are involved in court proceedings such as divorce, termination of parental rights, or adoption by a blood relative or stepparent. Kunz v. Bailey, S11G0867, decided January 13, 2012.

In Kunz, there was an ad...

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