Blog Posts in 2010

Preparing for Legal Separation

Legal separation is a complicated process that can be emotionally draining. However, when spouses are fully prepared for their separations, they usually find that the process is less traumatic and ...
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3 Reasons You Need a Divorce Lawyer

If you are going through a divorce in Gwinnett County, it is important that you secure the services of a Gwinnett County family lawyer. Whether you think you need legal representation or not, it is ...
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Child Custody in Georgia: Can Children Choose?

In the state of Georgia, when parents are going through a child custody matter, they often wonder if their children can choose which parent they want to live with. Generally speaking, if the children ...
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Couple from Extreme Makeover Files for Divorce

Recently, news sources confirmed that a couple that appeared on popular television show "Extreme Makeover Home Edition" has filed for divorce. The couple, Greg and Ginger Akers, appeared on ...
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When Can Child Support be Modified?

In Georgia, a parent may seek modification of child support whenever there is a drastic change in income or the needs of the children involved. For example, if the parent that pays child support ...
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DeShawn Snow on Verge of Divorce

DeShawn Snow, a former cast member from the show "Real Housewives of Atlanta", is filing for divorce from her husband. Snow is married to former NBA player, Eric Snow, and reports are ...
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Pre-Divorce Words of Advice

If you're considering a divorce, it's wise to start planning ahead and the time is now. There are several important areas to consider when planning for a divorce; following are a few of the ...
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Men Arrested For Animal Cruelty

According to a recent article written by Josh Green, staff writer for the Gwinnett Daily Post, Gwinnett authorities arrested two men this week in separate cases,charging them with endangering the ...
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Doing What's Best for the Child

One of the toughest parts of a divorce involves making decisions relating to children. One is supposed to make decisions "In the best interests of the child." What does this really mean? The ...
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Divorce Litigation v. Divorce Mediation

When a couple chooses to end their marriage, they need to consider whether or not they'd like to try and work out their divorce through mediation, or if they'd rather settle their case by ...
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Is the Economy Affecting the Divorce Rate?

The recession is taking its toll on more than just the unemployment rate. It's no secret that in these tough economic times, the housing market has taken a hit. Not only are people falling behind ...
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More Fathers are Being Awarded Primary Custody

An interesting trend is starting to emerge in family law courts across the country. For the first time ever, a significant amount of men are receiving primary custody of their children. One study ...
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Types of Adoption

Adoption is a truly rewarding experience that can bring endless joy to both the adoptive parents' and child's lives. If you and your spouse have made the decision to adopt a child, or if you ...
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Georgia Ranks 15th in Domestic Violence Murders

According to the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Georgia Commission of Family Violence, the state ranks 15 th in the country for domestic violence murders. This puts Georgia in the ...
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Reduce Your Child Support Payments By Requesting a Modification

There are times when it may be necessary to ask the judge to change a child support, child custody, or visitation order. When that time comes, it’s best to work with a knowledgeable ...
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Why Hire an Adoption Attorney?

If you are considering adopting a child, it's important to hire an attorney to represent you throughout the adoption process. Although adoption can be a truly rewarding and amazing experience, it ...
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Why Consider Mediation?

Divorce is typically a very stressful time in a couple's life, and the last thing you or your spouse needs is to feel even more on-edge because of what is going on during the divorce process. ...
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