Category: Divorce

What You Should Know About Georgia’s Divorce Process

Facing a divorce can leave you feeling overwhelmed with your circumstances and unsure about what to expect from the upcoming process. To help offer some clarity about the divorce process in Georgia, we’re shedding light on the general steps of a divorce. Yours may deviate from the following steps, but these are the general steps […]

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 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 […]

What to Expect from Mediation

If you are dealing with a family law matter, such as divorce, you may feel overwhelmed by the thought of court appearances and all the legal aspects of your case. But did you know there is a path you can take that requires fewer courtroom visits? Mediation is a type of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) […]

3 Facts About the Equitable Caregiver Act in Georgia

It is common in child custody cases for individuals unrelated to a child, like stepparents or step-grandparents, to serve as that child’s primary caregiver. Until recently, these individuals could not obtain legal custody of the child. However, that has recently changed with the passing of Georgia’s Equitable Caregiver Act. In 2019, Georgia legislatures enacted the […]

How a Divorce Attorney Guides You Through an Uncontested Divorce

Divorces are often considered messy, difficult, draining, and filled with conflict. While it is common for spouses to disagree throughout the divorce process and require a contested divorce, many couples remain in agreement with one another throughout the divorce process, allowing for an uncontested divorce. If you are seeking a divorce but agree with your […]

Green Flags that Point to the Best Divorce Attorney in Atlanta

If you are beginning the divorce process in Atlanta, Georgia, exploring your options for legal representation is essential. Not every divorce attorney or firm is suitable for every client. While someone may have extensive experience in cases involving child custody, another may offer more comprehensive knowledge regarding property division. As you narrow your search for […]

What Are the Grounds for Divorce in Georgia?

If you are seeking to end your marriage, you may wonder what reasons you can provide the court to pursue divorce. Georgia is a no-fault divorce state, meaning couples do not have to have specific grounds for divorce. “Irreconcilable differences” is an acceptable reason. However, if there are specific grounds for divorce that you can […]

How to Determine Child Support in Georgia

People often believe the court orders them to pay too much child support. However, the court doesn’t determine child support – Georgia’s statute O.C.G.A §19-6-15 determines how much you pay. Child support is based on a calculation of the parents’ combined income, the number of children you have, and the child’s needs, including health insurance, […]

How Are Assets Divided in a Divorce?

Georgia is an equitable distribution state, meaning in a divorce, marital assets and debts are divided based on what is fair, not necessarily equal. Divorce is a big change in your life – the longer you are married, the bigger the change is for both parties, even if both want to divorce. When divorcing, you […]