Carrollton, GA asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Georgia

Q: if a man is awarded sole custody of his children in Juvenile court, does that carry over to civil court?

Mom has only seen the children a few times in the last five years. The kids are 9 and 7. Currently, they live with their dad at their grandparents house. Mom has two warrants for her arrest in the state of Georgia. Also, dad was awarded sole custody in Juvenile Court. Dad wants to file for divorce from the mom and seek sole custody.

3 Lawyer Answers
Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You should have an attorney review your Juvenile Court order to determine its effect on any subsequent divorce action.

Homer P Jordan IV agrees with this answer

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Yes, the custody order should still be valid. He should consult with a family law attorney about his divorce to ensure the custody order is continued.

Homer P Jordan IV agrees with this answer

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I agree with my colleagues, you should have an attorney review the order and provide you with the answers. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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