November 2017

Having the right family law attorney is critical during your divorce

2017-11-15T18:29:43+00:00

When marriages break apart stress can be at an all-time high. According to the Holmes and Rahe stress scale divorce and marital separation are near the top of stressful events in one's life. Emotions are inevitably running wild and you may not be thinking about all the variables that you should be. You may even [...]

Having the right family law attorney is critical during your divorce 2017-11-15T18:29:43+00:00

Can I Relocate with My Child After Divorce?

2017-11-13T23:10:12+00:00

People’s lives change all the time, so it’s not uncommon for a parent to move away after getting a divorce. You might get a new job in a different state, or you might meet a new romantic partner who lives far away. Whatever the reason, you’d like to move but are wondering whether you can [...]

Can I Relocate with My Child After Divorce? 2017-11-13T23:10:12+00:00

When Can the State Take Your Children?

2017-11-13T23:00:56+00:00

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: losing your children. Unfortunately, Georgia’s Division of Family and Childhood Services (DFCS) has the power in some situations to take your children away from you, principally because of alleged deprivation. If a complaint has been filed against you as a parent, then you’ll need a qualified juvenile law attorney by [...]

When Can the State Take Your Children? 2017-11-13T23:00:56+00:00

What to expect with Paternity and Legitimation Procedures

2017-11-08T22:23:04+00:00

The process of going through a paternity suit or legitimation petition for a father can be stressful and confusing. Georgia law establishes two distinct levels of recognition of the relationship between a father and a child born out of wedlock: paternity and legitimation. Paternity establishes who the biological father of the child is and obligates [...]

What to expect with Paternity and Legitimation Procedures 2017-11-08T22:23:04+00:00

October 2017

Is Your Inheritance at Risk in Divorce?

2017-11-08T22:19:29+00:00

Marriage is often about sharing everything. But when a relationship ends in divorce, that perspective can change dramatically. One of the biggest challenges divorcing couples must face is dividing their “marital property." Marital property is all property acquired by either spouse during a marriage. Assets or items you inherited directly, whether before or during your [...]

Is Your Inheritance at Risk in Divorce? 2017-11-08T22:19:29+00:00

June 2017

How will guardianship be impacted by my divorce?

2017-06-14T04:52:57+00:00

Guardianship and Divorce in Georgia Divorce and child custody are incredibly stressful and complicated issues. The potential legal issues become even more tangled when you are the legal guardian of the children in question. Many people are unaware of the differences between legal guardianship, adoption, and child custody, which are all subject to specific laws [...]

How will guardianship be impacted by my divorce? 2017-06-14T04:52:57+00:00

How does divorce impact an emancipated child?

2017-06-14T04:47:05+00:00

Divorce and Child Emancipation When parents divorce, the non-custodial parent is usually liable for child support. The state of Georgia requires parents to provide the necessary support to minor children using the Income Share Model of support. Child support is calculated by the court based on a worksheet that determines the cost of supporting the [...]

How does divorce impact an emancipated child? 2017-06-14T04:47:05+00:00

How Does Common Law Impact Divorce in Georgia?

2017-06-14T04:41:50+00:00

Georgia Common Law Divorce Most people have heard of “common law” marriage, but very few understand the legal realities of the term. Common law marriages are not recognized in the majority of states. However, the state of Georgia does recognize common law marriages created before 1997. Common law marriage is also recognized in Alabama, Colorado, [...]

How Does Common Law Impact Divorce in Georgia? 2017-06-14T04:41:50+00:00

May 2017

What You Need To Know About Alimony in Georgia

2017-05-25T04:47:06+00:00

Alimony negotiations can be one of the most difficult parts of divorce proceedings. If you are going through a divorce in Georgia, it is important to be informed about the process before you get started. You will want to understand what the court will be looking at when determining what financial support is required, the [...]

What You Need To Know About Alimony in Georgia 2017-05-25T04:47:06+00:00

Child Custody Laws in Georgia

2017-05-16T05:42:05+00:00

Child Custody in Georgia Family courts in Georgia will primarily consider the best interest of the child when making custody decisions. Whatever the judge decides is best for the child will overrule the preference of either parent. The state considers each custody case individually, and there are many factors that the judge will look into [...]

Child Custody Laws in Georgia 2017-05-16T05:42:05+00:00