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Documentary looks at child support, African-American fathers

Some Georgia fathers may fall behind on child support because of a low income and a lack of understanding about how to navigate the system. A study by the Urban Institute found that more than two-thirds of child support debt is owed by fathers who have no reported income or whose annual income is under $10,000.

Unmarried? You may not legally be your child's father.

Having children may be one of the truest blessings the world can offer a couple in love. In today's society, however, couples are choosing cohabitation over marriage more than ever. If you're part of a cohabitating couple, keep in mind that this may create some unique wrinkles if you decide to have children.

Managing the role of custodial parent

Georgia parents who have their kids for a majority of the time are generally considered the custodial parents. This can be true even if the other parent has significant visitation and other rights to the child. Typically, the custodial parent is the one who has the responsibility to provide for the child both financially and emotionally. However, the process of being a primary provider for a child is thought to be among the benefits of being a custodial parent.

Different methods for child visitation

Child visitation schedules are more flexible than many Georgia residents might realize. Parenting schedules are necessary when one parent is the primary caregiver and the other has visitation rights. A popular option in this situation is an alternating weekend routine where children reside with the noncustodial parent every other weekend.

Parenting agreements after divorce

When parents in Georgia divorce or stop living together, they will have to make decisions about who will take responsibility for their children. In previous generations, these matters were referred to as custody and visitation rights, but in recent years, these arrangements have also come to be known as parenting agreements.

Navigating the path to full custody

In Georgia, both parents have the ability to seek full custody of their children when they are going through a divorce. While mothers may be seen as better caregivers, gender alone does not determine if a person is fit to raise a child. Those who are in a custody battle should make the best interests of their children a top priority. This means that they should not badmouth their spouse or take the children without notifying anyone.

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