Child Custody Case Takes Surprising Turn
Posted on Nov 15, 2011 12:00am PST
Child custody battles can be difficult for everyone involved. Although
every parent hopes that a solution can be agreed upon that serves the
best interests of the child, sometimes there are differing opinions on
just what that is.
Georgia residents may be interested to know that in a recent child custody
case a father had the child's therapist intervene.
A couple had been granted joint custody three years ago, but now the father
claims one of the children wants to live with him full time. To prove
his point, the father had the child's therapist write a letter confirming
that the child wants to live with him.
According to the source, the father had no legal power to bring the child
to a therapist without the mother's permission and the therapist violated
the patient-client rule of confidentiality.
This is an example of the kinds of turns that a child custody battle can
take. The end of a marital union, especially when children are involved,
can become legally complicated. That is why it is important to have all
the facts concerning family law.
Residents of Georgia who are planning for a divorce and have children should
have a firm understanding of all the related legal issues. Sound legal
advice about Georgia family law can help one through the process of divorce
and child custody battles. It can give one the comfort of being fully
informed about all available options before proceeding.
The thought of dissolving a marriage can be unsettling, but engaging the
services of an experienced lawyer who can offer advice on how best to
proceed can ease the burden. Having the right legal advice helps clarify
the confusion and ease the process of child custody litigation.