Atlanta, GA asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia

Q: Do I have a case under the equitable caregiver statute?

I have no biological ties to a child that I have cared for since her birth 11 years ago. Her mother has decided that she wants to remove her from my life? Do I have a case for visitation if I have proof that I have been providing care for all these years?

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

A: This law is a relatively new law. You need to speak to an attorney about your specific situation and get advice.

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Gina Anne Smalley
Gina Anne Smalley
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • MARIETTA, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Probably. My specific answer will depend on several circumstances unique to your situation. My office has several equitable caregiver cases and can help guide you. Please feel free to reach out for a consult. 770-794-4460.

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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 may be able to, but you really need to consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and provide you with guidance.

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