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July 2016 Archives

The 7 steps of adoption in Georgia

Each state has its own adoption laws, and Georgia is no different. In Georgia, you can adopt any child who is 10 years younger than you or any adult who gives consent. You do not have to have home residency before you complete the adoption process, which makes it easier for some people to adopt.

What is emancipation?

Typically, a parent is responsible for his or her child until the child is the age of majority, which is 18 in the United States. If a child decides to apply for emancipation, that could result in the minor no longer being under the care of his or her parents or guardians. If you're considering filing for emancipation, your attorney can help you do so.

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