GA Court of Appeals found trial court lacked jurisdiction over the father’s petition for change of child custody.

The Court of Appeals reversed the denial of Sherry N. Sumner’s motion to dismiss Marcus C. Batchelor’s petition for change of child custody based on lack of jurisdiction, holding that the trial court erred in finding that venue was proper in Effingham county, since the original divorce order awarded custody of the children to Sumner, Sumner challenged the trial court’s jurisdiction in her responsive pleading, and she presented ample evidence that her residence was in Chatham county.

Sumner v. Batchelor, A11A1522, (02/03/12)

Fulton County Daily Report, February 17, 2012