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Father and Son-resized-600In years gone by, in a custody action, the court would routinely grant physical custody of the minor child to the mother.  Don’t you remember the days when everyone believed the child was better off with the mother?  However, that is no longer the case.

In todays world, both male and female judges are frequently granting physical custody to the Father.  So, let’s take a look at a few real life examples of recent cases in the Superior Courts.

In a recent contested divorce action, the mother had taken the children out of state to visit relatives.  She then decided that she no longer wanted to remain in the marriage.  Accordingly, when she notified the husband that she wanted out, he filed for divorce.  His Complaint for Divorce included a “Standing Order” which prohibited the children from being removed from the jurisdiction of the Court.

Assumption of Risk

“assumption of risk”

A $15 Million Dollar Verdict was deemed uncollectable under “Fireman’s Rule”.   A Fulton County police officer was providing security, part-time, for a local church.  While on his way home, he came upon a single car accident.   The officer recognized the crashed vehicle as the type of vehicle typically driven by undercover officers and detectives.

When the officer stopped to render  aid,  he was shot by the driver of the crashed vehicle.    The driver of the crashed vehicle turned out to be police  officer from a different police department.