Resources & Support for Georgia Child Custody

Don't go through the child custody process on your own. Even if you can't afford a lawyer, you have plenty of places to turn for support.

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In-depth guides

Use the following to shepherd you and your family through the custody process.

Court resources

Georgia's superior court websites have calendars, directions to courthouses, procedural information and other guidance.

For parents who don't have lawyers, the courts offer self-help forms, Family Law Information Centers (in select counties) and Family Law Workshops (in Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Griffin and Henry counties).

Legal aid

Legal aid offices help low-income parents navigate court and apply for free or reduced-fee attorney representation.

Georgia Legal Services Program works in rural areas, while Atlanta Legal Aid Society serves residents in Fulton, Clayton, Cobb, Gwinnett and DeKalb counties. Parents all over the state can talk to a volunteer attorney through Free Legal Answers.

Georgians of any income level can turn to Georgia Legal Aid for helpful articles.

Help for victims of domestic violence and child abuse

The Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence provides safety plans, therapy and legal aid, among other assistance. You can also seek help through Georgia's family violence hotline (1-800-33-HAVEN).

To report child abuse or neglect, contact a Division of Family and Children Services office. The division also educates parents on caregiving and child abuse prevention through the 1-800-CHILDREN helpline.

Limited visitation services

If your family requires limited visitation (also called supervised visitation), Supervised Visitation Networks has a directory of supervised visitation centers to help you find a professional provider.

Parenting seminars

Courts often require parents to complete a parenting seminar during a divorce or custody case. Courses are available online through programs like Children in Between and in person through superior courts and D.E.A.R Children of Divorce.

Child support help

The Department of Human Services (DHS) oversees child support payments in Georgia. If you need help opening a child support or paternity case, enforcing a support order or locating the other parent, contact your local DHS office. Services are usually free and can help you avoid returning to court.

Our professional sources

For more help, consider reaching out to one of our sources. The people and offices listed below have helped us with the intricacies of Georgia custody.

Jody A. Miller, Esq.
Atlanta, GA

Kleem Law, LLC
Curtis Kleem, Esq.
Dalton, GA

North Point Psychology, LLC
William L. Buchanan, PhD
Alpharetta, GA

Patterson, Moore, Butler, LLC
Tracy Ann Moore-Grant, Esq.
Cumming, GA

Samuel E. Thomas, Esq.
Athens, GA

Tyler L. Randolph
Tybee Island, GA

You can also use the State Bar of Georgia's searchable directory of lawyers to connect with a lawyer in your area.

Custody X Change app

The process of deciding custody requires serious organization. You may need to create a parenting plan, draft multiple custody schedules, track your time with your child, calculate expenses and beyond.

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