In Echols v. Echols, the Supreme Court of Georgia unanimously affirmed the ruling of a Superior Court of Henry County judge, finding that Appellant’s motion to recuse the trial judge was properly denied for being untimely filed. The Court also found that "in a custody contest between parents, a trial court has very broad discretion in awarding custody, with the foremost consideration being the best interest of the child." As a result, the Supreme Court ruled that there was no abuse of discretion in the trial court’s award of "joint physical custody" of the parties’ child to Appellee. 

SOURCE: Supreme Court of Georgia