Athens, GA asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia

Q: Do I have to take my children back to their mother even though we are still legally married?

Everytime my kids come over they tell me that they do not want to live with their mother anymore. I ask them why and they tell me that they are scared of her and her boyfriend. No divorce has been filed by her or I so do I still have every right she does?

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

A: Both of you have equal rights. You need to consult with a family law attorney immediately about your situation. Trying to deny her access to the children almost always backfires.

Holly G Chapman and Homer P Jordan IV agree 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 colleague. At this point, you both have equal rights to the children. She could equally keep them from seeing you. But this is not a good idea. Your best option is to consult with an attorney who can help you plan the proper course of action for divorce and custody. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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