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Adoption is a legal procedure whereby a child is taken in by a family, creating a legal parent and child relationship. The child then receives all the rights and privileges as any other child born to their biological parents. In the eyes of the law, an adopted child is exactly the same as a biological child.
There are two types of child custody, legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody is the right to make major decisions for the child while physical custody is who has physical control of the child. A child custody action can be either an initial court order, or it can be a modification to the order due to substantial changes since the initial order.
As part of a divorce decree where children are involved, the court will decide how much money should be paid from one parent to the custodial parent for the partial costs of raising the child. Like child custody, a child support action can be either an initial court order or a modification to the initial court order due to substantial changes since the initial order.
A motion for contempt is filed when one party deliberately disobeys a court order. This notifies the court that one of the parties is disobeying one of its orders, and the court will take action to compel the disobeying party. Common forms of contempt include failure to pay alimony or child support and failure to relinquish property to the other party. But any disobedience of a court order qualifies as contempt.
A divorce is a legal decree that terminates the spouses' marriage as well as certain legal rights and privileges. Georgia is both a fault based and no-fault divorce state. This means that there does not have to be any misconduct by a spouse to get a divorce.
When a child is abused or neglected by his or her parents, the court has to step in to protect the child. This is called a juvenile dependency case. The child is then dependent on the government to protect his or her interests. The court may then remove the child from the home and have him or her live with a relative or foster parent until the case is resolved. The court will always do what is in the best interests of the child.
A legitimation is a legal action brought by a father to establish his parental rights over his child who was "born out of wedlock".
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