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Is Divorce Mediation Mandatory When Ending a Marriage?

There is no easy way to approach a divorce, even when it is amicable. But contested divorces are even more challenging to navigate. If you are facing a contested divorce in Georgia, you may be curious about whether certain processes, like mediation, are required. Let’s explore the requirements for divorce mediation and answer a couple […]

Your Guide to Child Custody Mediation

If you are in the midst of a family law case involving child custody or you are about to find yourself involved in a child custody case, you have probably heard about “mediation” and how it may be recommended or even required for your case. This type of dispute resolution keeps you and the other […]

What Are the Types of Custody Arrangements in a GA Divorce?

For most people, divorce is an emotionally complex process, and the complexity tends to increase when there are children involved. If you and your spouse are deciding on custody arrangements and are curious about the possible arrangements that can be finalized, let us share about the types of custody in Georgia and the most common […]

What Not to Do When Interacting With Your Guardian Ad Litem

If you are in a highly contested divorce case, and the judge has appointed a guardian ad litem to represent the best interests of your child throughout the proceeding, you may wonder what that means for your child and what that requires from you as the parent. Before diving in, let us first take a […]

What Is a Guardian Ad Litem? Child Advocacy in Atlanta Family Law Cases

A guardian ad litem, or “guardian for the lawsuit” when translated, is a court-appointed advocate and representative for the child or children involved in a custody dispute that has reached litigation. Not to be mistaken for someone with legal guardianship of the child, the guardian ad litem only provides advocacy and representation for children as […]

How Long Does a Father Have to Establish Paternity in Georgia?

When a child is born to parents in Georgia who are married, the courts automatically presume the man in the relationship is not only the child’s biological father, but also his legal father thus establishing his legal parental rights to the child. Unfortunately, the state does not provide the same assumptions to fathers who are […]

What to Consider When Choosing a Child Support Lawyer in Atlanta

No matter where you live, selecting a lawyer for your child support case should involve careful consideration and analysis. Parents or guardians in the Atlanta area, specifically, have a multitude of legal experts to choose from, each with their own unique qualities, methods, approaches, and legal backgrounds. You and your family deserve exceptional representation during […]

Contested Adoption Vs. Uncontested Adoption

Every adoption, whether public or private, requires the biological parent or parents to relinquish their rights to the child so that the court may legally establish the adoptive family’s parental rights. Simply put, it is a process of transferring parental rights from one person or pair to another. In some cases, the transference of parental […]

What Is Kinship Adoption? And Other FAQs

Adoption, even a kinship adoption, is not a cookie-cutter process, though it can appear simple. While one family may experience a seemingly easy process with few hiccups or obstacles along the way, another family may encounter roadblock after roadblock, which can extend the adoption process and cause significant amounts of stress. To help avoid complications […]

Do I Need a Family Law Attorney for My Child Custody Case?

More often than not, spouses with children will each seek out a divorce attorney who specializes in child custody when looking to end their marriage. However, unmarried parents or those seeking an amicable, uncontested divorce may wonder if hiring a family law attorney is really necessary. No matter your relationship status with the other parent, […]