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Grandparents Visitation

When it comes to Grandparent Visitation the current law is the Official Code of Georgia O.C.G.A. § 19-7-3 as follows:

"In considering whether the health or welfare of the child would be harmed without such visitation, the court shall consider and may find that harm to the child is reasonably likely to result where, prior to the original action or intervention:

(A) The minor child resided with the grandparent for six months or more;

(B) The grandparent provided financial support for the basic needs of the child for at least one year;

(C) There was an established pattern of regular visitation or child care by the grandparent with the child; or

(D) Any other circumstance exists indicating that emotional or physical harm would be reasonably likely to result if such visitation is not granted."

The law allows judges to rule that a child’s health may be compromised without "minimal" visits from grandparents, lasting at least 24 hours in a month. But depending on the parent’s visitation arrangements, grandparent visitation with involved grandparents with a strong bond with the grandchild can be more than the minimum often for one weekend a month and can even include some holiday visitation.

Attorney Cara Rowe is a seasoned veteran at obtaining visitation for grandparents. She has handled dozens of cases and believes in the special bond between a grandparent and a grandchild.

"Although my mother has passed away my children still talk of their " Grammie" with fond memories that they cherish now and for always". Attorney Cara Rowe

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Cara Sprouse Rowe, Former State Prosecutor

Cara Sprouse Rowe has focused her career in the areas of family law and criminal defense. She is one of the few attorneys that have worked in thousands of civil, criminal, motion hearings, jury trials and bench trials. Her experience in both sides of the system, prosecution and defense, has allowed her to get the best results for her clients... {Read More}