April 2018

How Joint Custody Works in Georgia

2018-04-13T21:18:13+00:00

Divorce is always difficult. When children are involved, however, it becomes that much more difficult – and custody is typically the most emotionally fraught component of a divorce. Making well-considered custody arrangements is critical to the divorce process, but many divorcing couples are confused by the very language associated with custody in Georgia. It can [...]

How Joint Custody Works in Georgia 2018-04-13T21:18:13+00:00

February 2018

Setting up a Child Custody Arrangement

2018-02-12T02:50:55+00:00

Child custody in Georgia can take on several forms. What is in the best of interests for one child, may not work for another. Therefore, child custody is very fact specific and each case is unique. If you need assistance with a child custody suit, a Lumpkin County family law attorney can assist. We can [...]

Setting up a Child Custody Arrangement 2018-02-12T02:50:55+00:00

Is Your Ex Alienating You from Your Children?

2018-02-12T02:53:56+00:00

The stated policy of Georgia is to “encourage that a child has continuing contact with parents and grandparents” and to help parents participate in raising their children. That policy is frustrated when one parent tries to turn the children against the other parent. If you suspect your ex is trying to drive a wedge between [...]

Is Your Ex Alienating You from Your Children? 2018-02-12T02:53:56+00:00

December 2017

DUI and Child Custody

2018-02-12T02:57:12+00:00

Divorce is an emotionally stressful situation, and unfortunately, many people turn to drugs or alcohol to help them cope. But if you get behind the wheel of a car while impaired, you are risking more than losing your driver’s license. You might also lose custody of your children. If you’ve been arrested for a DUI [...]

DUI and Child Custody 2018-02-12T02:57:12+00:00

November 2017

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

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

May 2017

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