2018 Georgia Code
Title 19 - Domestic Relations
Chapter 9 - Child Custody Proceedings
Article 2 - Child Custody Intrastate Jurisdiction Act
§ 19-9-22. Definitions
- As used in this article, the term:
(1) "Custody" includes visitation rights.
(2) "Legal custodian" means a person, including, but not limited to, a parent, who has been awarded permanent custody of a child by a court order. A person who has not been awarded custody of a child by court order shall not be considered as the legal custodian while exercising visitation rights. Where custody of a child is shared by two or more persons or where the time of visitation exceeds the time of custody, that person who has the majority of time of custody or visitation shall be the legal custodian.
(3) "Physical custodian" means a person, including, but not limited to, a parent, who is not the "legal custodian" of a child but who has physical custody of the child.