Category: Family Matters

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]