Child Custody in Georgia: Using a guardian ad litem in custody cases, and non-parent cases

David A. Canale
David A. Canale | Meriwether & Tharp, LLC

A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Mr. Canale received his B.S. degree from Louisiana State University and his J.D. from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU, where he was a member of both the Moot Court Board and the Order of the Coif.

Live Video-Broadcast: November 30, 2022

Child Custody in Georgia: Using a guardian ad litem in custody cases, and non-parent cases

$95.00 1 hour CLE

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Program Summary

This course is designed to go over the topics of child custody, use of a Guardian ad Litem in a custody case, and non-parent custody cases. The discussion will have a state specific focus and will be covering the key points as per Georgia Family Law.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Contested versus uncontested custody cases in both divorce and custody modification
  • Factors that GA courts use to analyze and award custody
  • What is physical custody? What is legal custody?
  • What standard applies for determining custody?
  • Use and role of a Guardian ad Litem in custody cases
  • Parents v. Non-parents in custody cases – visitation, GA’s equitable caregiver statute, options for handling these cases

Date / Time: November 30, 2022

  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Eastern
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Central
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am Mountain
  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am Pacific

Closed-captioning available

Speakers

David A. Canale_ Meriwether & Tharp, LLC._FedBarDavid A. Canale | Meriwether & Tharp, LLC

A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Mr. Canale received his B.S. degree from Louisiana State University and his J.D. from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU, where he was a member of both the Moot Court Board and the Order of the Coif. Mr. Canale is admitted to practice in Louisiana and Georgia. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia (Family Law Section), the Cobb County Bar Association (Family Law Section), and the Blue Ridge Bar Association.

He is also a Master in the Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inn of Court, has been named a Top 100 Lawyer in Georgia by The National Advocates, and has been selected as a Super Lawyer. Mr. Canale has over thirty years of experience as an attorney. He has handled hundreds of domestic relations cases, involving divorce, custody, child support, and other family law issues, as well as serving as a Guardian ad Litem in private custody cases and in local GA Juvenile Courts.

Agenda

I. Contested versus uncontested custody cases in both divorce and custody modification | 12:00pm – 12:10pm

II. Factors that GA courts use to analyze and award custody | 12:10pm – 12:20pm

III. What is physical custody? What is legal custody? | 12:20pm – 12:30pm

IV. What standard applies for determining custody? | 12:30pm – 12:40pm

V. Use and role of a Guardian ad Litem in custody cases | 12:40pm – 12:50pm

VI. Parents v. Non-parents in custody cases – visitation, GA’s equitable caregiver statute, options for handling these cases | 12:50pm – 1:00pm