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...

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...

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...

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...

WILL MY CHILD SUPPORT AMOUNT AUTOMATICALLY DECREASE WHEN THE OLDEST CHILD BECOMES 18 OR GRADUATES HIGH SCHOOL?

One of the most common questions potential clients have regarding child support is whether the amount will decrease once their oldest child becomes 18 or graduates from high school. It is a common misconception that child support in Georgia is calculated based upon a...

Husband Wants Divorce After Wife Lied About Birth Control And Got Pregnant

A recent Yahoo article written by Sarah Carty covered a case where a husband is considering divorcing his wife after she got pregnant when he thought that she was on birth control. The man, 31 years of age, disclosed during the interview that he felt betrayed by his...

ARE PREEXISTING CHILD SUPPORT ORDERS TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN CALCULATING CHILD SUPPORT?

  Potential clients often ask how preexisting child support orders are treated with regard to the calculation of child support. Preexisting child support orders are taken into consideration when determining child support. However, under Georgia law, there are...

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY RETIREMENT BENEFITS WHEN I FILE FOR DIVORCE?

Potential clients often contact our office with the question of what will happen to their retirement benefits upon the filing of a divorce. More specifically, they wonder if their spouse is automatically entitled to half of their benefits. Under Georgia law, both...