GRANDPARENT VISITATION RIGHTS IN GEORGIA
CAN I SEEK VISITATION RIGHTS AS A GRANDPARENT IN GEORGIA?
THE STANDARD FOR GRANTING VISITATION TO GRANDPARENTS
Georgia courts will generally award grandparent visitation rights in the following circumstances:
- There would be harm to the child’s welfare or health if visitation were to be denied.
- The visitation would be in the best interests of the child.
These factors are considered when determining child custody, placement, and visitation schedules to come up with the best fit for the child.
- The child has resided with the grandparent requesting visitation for at least six months.
- The grandparent has helped provide financial support for at least a year for the child’s basic needs.
- The child has visited the grandparent regularly, or the grandparent provided child care previously.