Divorcing Georgia couples may wonder how they can create a healthy environment for their children if they are unable to get along. A strong co-parenting relationship is the ideal situation, but this is not always possible. In some cases, parents simply have too much conflict to communicate and cooperate in the way that is necessary to successfully raise their kids together.
The number of children being raised by grandparents has dramatically increased over the past decade, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. One reason behind this increase is due to increased substance abuse by parents which results in children being removed from their parents. In Georgia, children are more likely to be taken on by relatives rather than the foster care system to avoid disruption in the child’s routine.
When fathers in Georgia get a divorce or are not married to the mother of their children, they may face problems with custody and visitation. Courts are supposed to give equal consideration to mothers and fathers, but although mothers may also struggle in family court sometimes, they also make up over 80 percent of custodial parents.