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...

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...

CAN I MAKE AN OUT-OF-COURT AGREEMENT WITH MY EX-SPOUSE TO WAIVE CHILD SUPPORT OR REDUCE IT?

After a final judgment and decree of divorce that establishes child support has been entered, ex-spouses may wonder if they are allowed to establish their own private agreements outside of court modifying the child support obligation. Under Georgia law, such private...