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What Does it Mean to Have Temporary Custody?

If you are concerned about the welfare of a child, you can apply to temporarily have custody of a minor child. Often a parent who is going through a divorce or someone who is not the parent but is concerned about the well being of a child will ask the court if they can temporarily have legal custody of the child. Sometimes, the need for temporary custody of the child is due to the length of time it takes to negotiate Read More

DUI and DUI Less Safe: What’s the Difference in Georgia?

Many people are aware that in Georgia, if your blood, urine or breath show an alcohol concentration limit of .08 or more at any time within three hours after driving or being in actual physical control from alcohol consumed before such driving, will be charged with DUI per se, which is found under O.C.G.A. 40-6-391(a)(5).  However, a lesser known law in Georgia involving alcohol is found under O.C.G.A. § Read More

$2 Trillion Dollar coronavirus relief bill set to pass the senate!

What does the bill mean for you?After days of intense discussions, the White House and Senate leaders reached an agreement early Wednesday on a massive $2 trillion dollars coronavirus spending bill aimed at alleviating the economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. The bill is being drafted and will be voted on by the House and Senate in the next few days. Although the full text of the bill is not yet known, it Read More

Child Support

How does Georgia Calculate Child Support?Child support can be a stressful and antagonistic topic for parents. Whether you’ve just separated and need money to support your child(ren) or you’re trying to enforce an order against a parent who won’t pay up, it is important to be well informed and have the support of a knowledgeable family law attorney. When parents' divorce or separate, the court will order the Read More

Domestic Violence in Georgia

How can you protect yourself and your family?Domestic violence is without a doubt one of the highest health concerns in the United States. Understanding its legal definition can help you to act in a safe and effective way. According to the United States Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women, the definition of domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one Read More

Is Lockdown due to COVID-19 making your marriage problems worse?

How should you prepare for a divorce in Georgia?Due to the recent outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States many families are faced or will be soon faced with self-isolation and lockdowns. Experts suggest that American couples’ current circumstances could cause an increase in break ups and divorces, because managing relationships with family members and partners while in close confines for Read More

Contested vs Uncontested Divorce.

What is the difference?While all every divorce case is unique yours will either be Uncontested or Contested. So, what's the difference? Uncontested Divorce Stated most simply an uncontested divorce is when BOTH parties agree to the material terms of the divorce. This includes child custody, child support, alimony, division of debts, division of assets and attorney's fees. Most people want to end the marriage as Read More

Alimony

Spousal Support in Georgia, how does it work?Alimony or spousal support is a monthly payment made by one spouse to another in accordance with either a settlement agreement or a court decision. The purpose of alimony is to balance any unfair economic outcomes caused by a divorce, for example, when a stay-at-home parent suddenly needs a source of income after the divorce but has never held a job. How is the alimony Read More

Child Custody Basics

What to know about custody in Georgia?When parents get divorced, the divorce decree will specify child custody agreements which contains the details of which parent the child(ren) will live with and the circumstances under which the other parent will visit with the child(ren). Sometimes, parents work out these arrangements between themselves and others with the assistance of their attorneys, a mediator, or Read More

What’s is a Prenup? Who should get one?

Do you need a prenuptial agreement in Georgia. What to expect ?Nobody wants to think about a divorce when planning entering a marriage, but the decision of putting a prenuptial agreement in place, may save couples from financial and emotional turmoil in the event of a divorce or separation. A prenuptial agreement or prenup as commonly known, is a written contract entered by a couple before marriage or civil union, Read More