Legal Question in Family Law in Georgia

I am a step parent with two grandchildren, my wife has legal custody of one grandchild. In the case of a divorce do I have any right to custody of my grandchild.

Asked on 9/23/13, 7:25 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Robert Gardner Hicks, Massey & Gardner, LLP

Not in a divorce case. While custody of children is a part of your divorce, custody of children who are not your children would be handled as a separate matter. If she has sole custody of the one grandchild, you would have to file a separate action to obtain any custodial rights to that child.

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Answered on 9/23/13, 7:46 am

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