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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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Are Fathers At A Disadvantage In Custody Battles?

When most people think of custody battles in divorce related cases they assume that the father is at a disadvantage. A lot of this perception has more to do with the previous generation's traditional work/home roles in the household. Typically, the father of the...

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Drug Use And It’s Effect On Custody

In any divorce case where children are involved and custody is at issue the Court will look to see what is in the best interest of the child. To that end, the lifestyles and living circumstances of the parents are critical in this determination. In particular, if a...

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What Mothers Need To Know About Child Support and Child Custody

The issues that come up during divorce proceedings are often times complex in nature. To add to this point, depending on the party, each one will have it's own set of unique considerations to keep in mind as they work their way through the pitfalls of the legal...

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When Do You Need A Guardian Ad Litem?

When a legal issue that comes before the Court involves matters that will affect the lives of children the services of a guardian ad litem is sometimes utilized to ensure that the best interest of the child is observed. Essentially, anytime a Court needs additional...

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AT WHAT AGE CAN A CHILD SELECT WHICH PARENT HE/SHE WANTS TO LIVE WITH?

Under Georgia law, once a child reaches 14 years of age, he/she can elect the parent he/she wants to reside with. The election of a child age 14 years or older shall control unless the parent the child chooses to live with is deemed to be unfit to have physical...

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WHEN DOES CHILD SUPPORT END IN GEORGIA?

Under Georgia law, child support terminates under the following circumstances: Once the child reaches the age of majority (currently age 18), unless the provision provides for child support to continue as long as the child is enrolled in secondary school up to age 20;...

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