Legal Services

Grandparents who are raising grandchildren often face legal questions involving custody, adoption, public benefits, education, and other issues.

Georgia has two organizations that provide legal advice and assistance to grandparents and other caregivers: the Atlanta Legal Aid Society and the Georgia Legal Services Program. The Atlanta Legal Aid Society serves the five core metro-Atlanta counties (Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Cobb, and Gwinnett). The Georgia Legal Services Program serves all other counties.

To access legal services on Kinship issues, contact the Kinship CareLine. The Kinship CareLine can provide the necessary referral to either Georgia Legal Services Program or Atlanta Legal Aid Society for advice or representation.

Kinship Careline
24-Hour CareLine

Please leave a message on the CareLine's voicemail system and an intake person will return the call within two business days.