How to Have the “Divorce Talk” With Your Children

How to Have the “Divorce Talk” With Your Children Sharing the news with your children that you are divorcing is one of the most difficult parent-child conversations you will ever have. Whether or not the decision to divorce is beyond your control, the conversation should be handled with tact, grace, and understanding. This is a…

4 Must-Ask Questions for Your Divorce Attorney

4 Must-Ask Questions for Your Divorce Attorney For many people, getting a divorce is one of the most stressful and trying times in their life. From finalizing the custody of children to dividing up a couple’s shared assets, it is important to choose an experienced attorney who makes you comfortable and works tirelessly to achieve…

Divorce Versus Separate Maintenance In Georgia

Divorce Versus Separate Maintenance In Georgia In the State of Georgia, troubled marriages that cannot be mended have three potential options: annulment, divorce, and legal separation. While an annulment is not a viable option for most circumstances, divorce and separation often are. Understanding Divorce in Georgia The more common of the two options, divorce (O.C.G.A.…

HB 229 Expands Visitation and Intervention Rights to Great-Grandparents and Siblings

HB 229 Expands Visitation and Intervention Rights to Great-Grandparents and Siblings Recent changes to O.C.G.A. § 19-7-3 have expanded visitation and intervention rights in domestic relations cases concerning minor children to include siblings of parents as well as great-grandparents. Under the previous version of O.C.G.A. § 19-7-3, only grandparents were allowed to file for visitation…

Understanding Custody Modification in Georgia

Understanding Custody Modification in Georgia When parents decide to get a divorce or unwed parents have a child, custody agreements get put in place. In Georgia, child custody and visitation orders are always based on the best interests of the child. When evaluating the child’s best interests, parents submit parenting plans to the court, which…