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Is January Really Divorce Month in Georgia?

January has been nicknamed Divorce Month by divorce and family law attorneys because so many relationships seem to fall apart with the new year, and family law attorneys see an uptick in calls every year. According to Google Trends, online searches for the phrase, ‘I want a divorce’ rose by over 230% in the first […]

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How to Prepare for Divorce as a Stay at Home Mom in Georgia

Divorce can be especially challenging for stay-at-home moms who have spent most of their married life taking care of the family and raising the children.  Because they’ve taken time away from work, they’re usually at a disadvantage from a financial standpoint. It may be difficult for them to go back and learn new skills that’ll […]

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How To Co-Parent During The Holidays

The holidays are stressful for everyone, but they can be particularly upsetting for parents going through a divorce. Trying to navigate co-parenting and child custody issues is difficult, especially when you want to protect your children from any anger or tension you might be experiencing with your spouse. If this is your first year to […]

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You’ve Been Served Divorce Papers in Georgia. Now What?

Receiving divorce papers can be nerve-racking, whether you expected them or not. When you get served the initial divorce documents, it means your spouse has initiated the legal procedure, and you must now participate in it while proactively securing your rights and entitlements. Here’s a guide on what steps to take after receiving divorce papers […]

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Should You File For Divorce Now Or Wait For 2022?

Is divorce the #1 item on your list of New Year's Resolutions? 2021 has been a stressful year, and many relationships have not survived the pandemic, self-quarantine, working from home and the economy. Many people's marriages look very different than they did 2 years ago - and some couples have decided they no longer want […]

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Can a child choose which parent to live with in Georgia?

In child custody cases, the main standard for the court’s decision is always the best interests of the child. To ensure that this standard is met, the judge looks into many factors regarding the child’s welfare and relationship with each parent. Many parents ask: Does the court consider the child’s preference as to which parent […]

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Does Georgia Require Separation Before Divorce?

A legal separation occurs when a couple decides to live separately and apart without going through the formal process of divorce. The state of Georgia does not recognize the concept of legal separation. This means that the court cannot grant an action requesting legal separation. Under the law, it’s possible for the couple to continue […]

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Co-Parenting and Covid Vaccination for Children in Georgia

We hear it in the news daily: the discourse over whether to receive the Covid-19 vaccine or not. Choosing what is best for yourself is one thing, but what happens when parents are divorced and co-parenting and their child is eligible for Covid vaccination? Or if you and your ex-spouse disagree about whether your child […]

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FAQs About Georgia Parenting Seminars

Many Georgia counties have established what are called parenting seminars for divorcing parents. Georgia family law courts, including Gwinnett County, require divorcing parents to parenting seminars early in the divorce process. Under Georgia law, the superior court in any county can establish a program designed to inform parties about the effects of divorce on minor […]

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Georgia

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). In Georgia, throughout the state and throughout the year, awareness efforts take place to remove the undeserved shame of victims of domestic or family violence and to provide safe shelter to protect the victims of domestic violence. Most people are surprised to learn that anyone can be […]

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