Grandparent & Family Custody

The average family has changed in the twenty-first century. Parents divorce, a parent passes away, children are adopted, parents are sent to serve in Iraq. Children are raised by parents from separate households, by a single parent or by a family member other than a parent. Whether representing the biological parent, the grandparent or another family member, the law office of Thomas A. Camp, P.C. is committed to serving the best interests of the children who are enduring these difficult matters.

Learn more about grandparents' rights and other child custody rights in Georgia. Contact Tom Camp, in Athens, Georgia, to discuss your case.

Grandparents' Rights - Grandparents' Child Custody

In most circumstances, Georgia courts will hold that it is in the best interests of a child to be raised by a natural parent rather than a grandparent. However, if a grandparent wishes to pursue custody of their grandchild, the following must be considered:

  • Would the child be placed in harm's way if custody was granted to the natural parent?
  • Would the child's health, welfare and happiness be benefited from granting custody to the grandparent (or other relative or third party)?

Essentially, third party custody disputes all come down to: what is in the best interests of the child/children?

As an experienced family law attorney with over 20 years of courtroom experience, Tom Camp can provide exceptional guidance in these delicate family matters. Our experience in such matters enables us to provide an honest, objective assessment of the matter, which enables our client to make an informed decision about moving forward.

Whether you need assistance pursuing grandparent visitation or custody rights or contesting such rights, the law firm of Thomas A. Camp, P.C. can assist you. Contact the Athens family law firm for skilled and compassionate representation in Georgia.