Can a non-custodial parent who resides in another state obtain joint custody of the child who resides in Georgia?

Asked over 1 year ago - Newark, NJ

The parties were never married and there is a current order which does not cover the event in which the non-custodial parent's address changes. In addition, can the non-custodial parent's visitation schedule be modified for equal distribution of visits during the course of the year; specifically between the custodial parent's residence in Georgia and the non-custodial residence in another state?

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Moreover, the non-custodial parent currently resides in the state of New Jersey.

Attorney answers (2)

  1. Anthony J Van Zwaren


    Contributor Level 15


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . This is posted on a New Jersey forum site, and you don't mention where the non-custodial parent lives, but I presume it is in NJ. The current visitation schedule can be modified only in Georgia, since it seems from the facts presented that the child an other parent both live in Georgia, assumedly for more than six months. You may need to consult with a Georgia attorney.

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  2. Dean P Murray

    Contributor Level 18

    Answered . You should start by consulting a lawyer in Georgia.

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