Georgia Custody Lawyers in High Demand

ATLANTA – Georgia is among the 10 states most in demand for child custody lawyers, according to a new study.


  • Georgia ranks ninth among states where parents fight over guardianship. their children the most.
  • The study analyzed 24 search queries related to custody disputes to determine which states are most in demand for custody lawyers.
  • Georgia residents are ninth most likely to be involved in legal disputes over their children and are 22% more likely to search for children than the average American.
  • A family law specialist at Sarieh Law Firm explains the importance of putting aside resentment toward your former partner during custody disputes.

A new study shows which states parents most often need the help of a child custody lawyer. Georgia ranks ninth among the states most frequently seeking legal advice.

The study, conducted by Orange County-based divorce law firm Sarieh Law Offices, analyzed Google searches over the past 12 months for keywords related to custody disputes, such as “child custody lawyer” and “free child custody lawyer,” to determine which states have the greatest need for these attorneys’ expertise.

Divorce is a time of great tension anyway, which is often exacerbated when spouses try to agree on custody of each parent.

As more marriages end, more such disputes are bound to arise. In fact, divorce rates rose 3.6% between 2021 and 2022, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey.

It is imperative that the best possible decision is made regarding the parental rights of children whose parents separate, in order to ease the transition period and ensure that they grow up in a healthy environment.

According to the study by Sarieh Law Offices, custody lawyers are in the ninth highest demand in Georgia.

On average, 64.74 searches per 100,000 inhabitants were carried out per month during this phase, which is 22% above the national average of 53.25 searches per 100,000 people.

The most popular search terms used by residents were “family law attorney,” “child custody attorney near me,” and “child custody attorney.”

Arizona has the highest need for legal assistance, with 80.48 searches per 100,000 residents – 51% more than the US average.

In second place is Colorado at 79.07 searches per 100,000 people, which is 48% higher than the national average search rate.

Oregon ranks third with 74.33 monthly searches per 100,000 people, 40% more than the average American.

The top 10 states with the most searches for custody lawyers

rank Condition Average monthly searches per 100,000 inhabitants
1. Arizona 80.48
2. Colorado 79.07
3. Oregon 74.33
4. North Carolina 74.32
5. Virginia 71.45
6. Arkansas 65.19
7. New Mexico 64,99
8th. Alabama 64.78
9. Georgia 64.74
10. Ohio 63.06

At the other end of the scale are those in Maine have the fewest problems when it comes to child custody: only 32.84 searches are carried out per 100,000 people, which is 38% below the US average.

Parents in Montana have the second lowest need for custody lawyers, searching for lawyers 37% less than the national average, with only 33.54 searches per 100,000 residents.

In third place is New Hampshire at 34.24 searches per 100,000 people – still 36% below the national average.

The ten states with the fewest searches for custody lawyers

rank Condition Average monthly searches per 100,000 inhabitants
1. Maine 32.84
2. Montana 33.54
3. New Hampshire 34.24
4. Rhode Island 34.44
5. Vermont 34.49
6. Massachusetts 35.78
7. Hawaii 36.18
8th. Alaska 37.84
9. Delaware 38.20
10. New Jersey 40.03

Wail Sarieh of the University of California commented on the results Sarieh Law Firm says:

“While state-to-state differences in searches may be partly influenced by where divorce rates are higher, they are also an indication of how easy it is for parents to reach an agreement on guardianship.

“For some, joint custody is a straightforward case, but for others it can be complicated, for example if both parents want sole custody.

“A lawyer can be helpful if you are having difficulty making a decision, especially if you and your former partner are not in a civil relationship.

“It can be difficult to remove outside factors, such as resentment over the reasons for you and your spouse's divorce, from the equation, but ultimately, what matters is your children's well-being, and heated arguments will only slow down the process.

“It is better for you to show that you are consciously trying to have a healthy relationship with your ex for the benefit of your children.

“A child custody attorney can help you by acting as an objective person who can calmly represent your point of view in situations where you feel you are unable to do so, hopefully helping to resolve any issues with as little stress as possible.”