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Are Gifts to a Spouse Still Considered to be Marital Property?

The attorney you retain makes a big difference in many divorce cases.  I have seen this repeatedly, as I am often the second or third attorney on a case trying to fix the mess that preceded me.  One of the reasons:  the law is complicated and not as straightforward as it looks on the surface.…

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Is Parental Alienation Theory Scientific and Admissible in Georgia Courts?

Parental alienation is the concept that one parent can influence their children to–  irrationally and without cause — dislike, fear, hate, and even despise their other parent.  Children who are victims of parental alienation usually have a difficult time even articulating why they dislike the other parent.  This concept was first coined by Dr. Richard…

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Do I Need to Worry About Retroactive Child Support in my Paternity Case? 

Here is a question often asked by fathers seeking information in paternity or legitimation cases. Can mothers get retroactive child support? The short answer is no.  Georgia child support laws only allow for the prospective award of child support.  That means only after a paternity or legitimation case is filed can an award of child support…

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LGBTQ+ Marriage and Divorce in Georgia: Know Your Rights

In 2015, the supreme court ruled in the Obergefell v. Hodges making marriage equality the law throughout the country. Unsurprisingly, with same-sex marriage comes same-sex divorce in some cases, and it’s essential to know your rights as an LGBTQ+ person in Georgia. Spouses in same-sex marriages are afforded the same legal rights as their opposite-sex counterparts,…

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Co-Parenting at Different Ages: 13 to 18-Year-Olds

For every child, co-parenting styles need to evolve. Their developmental needs will change as they grow. In this fifth and final installment of our series about co-parenting children at different ages, we’ll look at the teenage years and how you should adjust accordingly. What do you need to know about co-parenting a teen? Here are…

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Co-Parenting at Different Ages: 5 to 13-Year-Olds

Co-parenting will be different for every child. One big reason is their age and their developmental needs as they grow. In this fourth installment of our series about co-parenting children at different ages, we’ll look at children and pre-teens and how their needs will differ from younger children. What do you need to know about…

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Co-Parenting at Different Ages: 3 to 5-Year-Olds

Co-parenting isn’t the same for every child, primarily because of their needs at each stage of development. In the third installment of our series about co-parenting children at different ages, we’ll take a closer look at children between the ages of 3 and 5 and how the arrangement should change. What do you need to…

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Co-Parenting at Different Ages: 18 Months to 3 Years

Co-parenting isn’t the same for every child, primarily because of their needs at each stage of development. In this second blog post of our series about co-parenting children at different ages, we’ll take a closer look at the ways this arrangement has to change for toddlers. What do you need to know about co-parenting a…

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Co-Parenting at Different Ages: Birth to 18 Months

Co-parenting a baby isn’t the same as co-parenting a teenager. In the first of our series about co-parenting children at different ages, we’ll take a closer look at the ways this arrangement is unique for parents of babies from the time they’re born until around 18 months old. What do you need to know about…

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