LGBT Family Law
While it is unfortunate, LGBT cases are still rife with unique concerns that are generally not present in other cases.
Not too long ago, it was a norm for parents, even those that were historically a child’s primary caregiver, to be denied parenting rights based on anti-LGBT bias. Even now, in contested custody cases, it is not unheard of for attorneys to allege “concerns” about parenting ability based solely on anti-LGBT bias. While it is tempting to just “ignore” these biases, it is imperative to address them at the outset. In order to do so effectively, it is imperative to have an attorney who is experienced at neutralizing the potentially devastating effects of these biases in a courtroom.
In Georgia, there is a long list of criteria set out by the legislature do determine which parent should be granted primary custody of children. Sexual orientation is not a factor that the courts are charged to consider. Careful review of the status quo in a family cross-referenced with the established statutes empowers our clients of all orientations to confront bias and focus on what matters.
Contact the Law Office of Gina Smalley for a case evaluation to learn about how to protect children in a LGBT custody dispute.