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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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Making Co-Parenting Easier: 7 Apps Compared

Most of us barely remember what life was like before smartphones. Using apps to help us with everyday tasks, from banking to ordering takeout, has become second nature. What if we told you that apps are available to help you effectively co-parent after separating from your child’s other parent. Here we’ll compare some of the…

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How to Handle False Allegations in Child Custody Cases

Child custody cases can be traumatic enough when all you want is to care for your child. But when false allegations enter the conversation, what can you even do to ensure that you’re given a fair shake? How did you combat these accusations and get to the heart of the matter? The first thing, though…

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What To Do if Your Spouse Refuses to Sign Divorce Papers

Divorce is rarely a simple process, even with the best of intentions. And sometimes, when divorce papers are served, someone may drag their heels when it comes to finalizing the details.  A frequent question arises: how can I get a divorce if my spouse won’t sign the divorce papers. The answer is they do not…

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Blended Families: How to Celebrate Holidays After Divorce

Divorce can be difficult for families, and remarriage can bring an entirely new dynamic to the table. So how do you have a great holiday season after a divorce, with a blended family, or when parents live separately? One of the best things you can do is start planning early to ensure that your children…

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Is an Emotional Affair Considered Adultery in the State of Georgia?

Are you worried that your spouse has made an emotional connection to another person and is slowly pulling away from you? An emotional affair can be devastating, but is it considered adultery in the eyes of the law? Having questions about emotional affairs and divorce is normal, so here are a few of the things…

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The Biggest Mistakes Mothers Make in Child Custody Cases

I have over twenty years trying child custody or parenting rights cases for mothers in Georgia courts. We are successful at what we do.  I also try just as many cases for fathers. We win cases other law firms turned down or where clients were advised they could not win.  As such, I have a lot of…

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Paying for Extracurricular Activities in Addition to Child Support

Here’s a frequently asked question: “Do I need to pay the cost of my children’s extracurricular activities in addition to child support in the State of Georgia?” Legally speaking, the answer, as always, is complicated.  A client will come into my office with their divorce or child custody decree in hand, wanting modification.  I will…

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Who Can Claim the Children on Their Taxes After a Divorce?

After a divorce, parents often wonder which one can claim children as dependents for federal and Georgia state taxes. As always, the answer largely depends on several factors. If the parties can reach an agreement between themselves, that’s great. Or they may require a court to hear the matter and issue an order. Let’s take a…

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Your Domestic Violence Questions Answered

Domestic violence temporary protective orders are an important area of law that legitimately protects victims of domestic violence in the State of Georgia.  However, we have seen situations where one party will use domestic violence temporary protective orders as a strategy rather than protection, often combined with a complaint for divorce in an unfair attempt…

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