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Basic Rights (3)+

  • Basic Rights of Children

    This document discusses the basic of rights of children under the law, including: This document tells you the following: (1) How long do parents owe duties to their children? (2) What kind of support must parents provide for their children? (3) What kind of protection from abuse must parents provide for their children? The document is excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

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  • Basic Rights of Parents

    This document discusses the basic of rights of parents under the law, excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

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    Spanish / Español
  • Emancipation of Minors

    Emancipation allows a minor to make medical, financial and housing decisions. An emancipated minor can do many things without his or her parent's consent, such as sign leases, apply for public benefits, register for school, and apply for a driver's license. Emancipation also means that the minor's parents are no longer obligated to provide financial support. Read More

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    Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc

Childrens' Rights to Education (2)+

  • Relative Adoption: Issues about Access to Education

    A school must allow the child to go to school for 30 days while waiting for proof of age, residence, or other requirements. The school may give more time for special reasons. The family?and not the school?should make the decision about the type of relationship that helps the family. Read More

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • You Can Still Get Your High School Diploma If You Failed a Graduation Test

    On Monday, March 30, 2015, the Governor signed a new law that provides that students will no longer be required to earn a passing score on any graduation tests to earn a high school diploma. The law also applies to students no longer enrolled. Graduates who are no longer enrolled can petition the local board of education for a diploma if the sole reason for not receiving a high school diploma was due to not passing any part of the graduation tests. The law covers all graduation tests, beginning with the Basic Skills Test which was administered to students who enrolled for the first time in grade 9 on or after July 1, 1981. Read More

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®

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