The awarding of child custody in Georgia should be based on numerous factors that indicate what is best for the children involved. None of these factors take into account the gender of the parents or grant them an advantage because of their gender.
Over the years, fathers have begun spending more and more time with their children, but when a divorce occurs, women still tend be granted primary custody more often. States all over the country are attempting to change that by creating laws that make joint and shared custody orders more common. Opponents of such measures claim that such arrangements are difficult for parents to coordinate logistically and it is a difficult situation when the parents are unable to cooperate with each other. Those in favor of the laws state that they provide incentive for parents to get along with each other and do what is best for their children.