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How to Navigate Virtual Court Hearings and Virtual Mediation

“Virtual Hearings” This is not a phrase that most attorneys are used to hearing. Due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus, most court rooms have switched to web streaming software in an attempt to continue to hear cases while being as safe as possible. There are...

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How To Use Your Parenting Plan for The Holidays

    We are going into the most wonderful time of the year; the holidays! As exciting as it can be, this can also be a very confusing and uncertain time for parents who are following a parenting plan. A parenting plan is a child custody plan developed by the...

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Do I Need A Lawyer For My Divorce Mediation?

A mediation is a common form of alternative dispute resolution. It consists of a neutral party, a mediator, to the dispute  that assists the litigants by facilitating settlement discussions between the parties. They are tasked with helping the parties work through...

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Do I Need A Parenting Plan For My Divorce and What Is It?

A parenting plan is an outline of how soon to be divorced parents will raise their children. Issues such as medical care, custody arrangements and where the children will be living are just of few of the matters that are addressed in this Court document. Georgia...

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What Can I Do About My Divorce, Modification and Child Support During The Coronavirus?

As a result of the Coronavirus most Courts across the state of Georgia have suspended jury trials and Grand Jury proceedings for the month of March and part of April. This will have the biggest impact on criminal cases since the defendant's liberty has to be decided...

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Concern Over The Corona Virus And Possible Increase In Domestic Violence Cases

Unfortunately, domestic violence related cases have been present long before shelter in place and quarantine orders were handed down by mayors across the United States. In fact, whether verbal, physical or both, domestic violence is a very real part of the lives of...

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Divorce During The Corona Virus Epidemic: Now What?

Many Americans have had to think about what happens after the epidemic has subsided and we go back to our everyday routines. The halt or temporary pause in the legal system is no different than what other industries have had to endure during this epidemic. One of the issues the Faucette Law Firm has consulted with current and prospective clients on is how to manage a pending or potential divorce during this crisis.

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Do I Have To Pay For My Child’s Private School?

There are a lot of issues that can be contested by couples going through a divorce during the legal process. Issues such as what assets will be assigned to a particular party and custody of the children are at stake. In many cases the more complex the assets the more...

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WILL I STILL PAY CHILD SUPPORT IF MY CHILD RECEIVES SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS ON MY ACCOUNT?

Some divorce clients who are also disabled have minor children who receive social security benefits on their account. These clients often question whether their children's receipt of benefits on their account will suffice as child support. Under the current Georgia...

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DOES MY SPOUSE GET CREDIT ON THE CHILD SUPPORT WORKSHEET FOR USING A NANNY OR BABYSITTER?

Clients often contact our firm with questions of whether the use of a nanny or babysitter must be taken into consideration when calculating child support. Some clients are concerned that their spouses are attempting to receive credit for free child care and/or child...

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