Georgia Court Authorizes Minor Abortion without Parental Notification

On January 18, 2013, the Georgia Court of Appeals reversed a juvenile court order denying minor abortion without parental notification and cleared the way for the abortion to proceed.  The Court of Appeals found that the juvenile court failed to render its decision within Read More

Attorneys Fees for Georgia Divorce

We get lots of questions about attorneys fees for Georgia divorce cases.  Under what circumstances might attorneys fees be paid by a spouse as part of a Georgia divorce case?  Of course, the parties can agree as part of  their settlement on who should pay Read More

Georgia Child Abuse Reporting Law for your Church

Georgia has a new Child Abuse Reporting Statute that became effective July 1, 2012. Every church needs to know what our new law includes and how it effects our ministries with children and youth. The new law is found in Read More

Custody Battle Between Grandmother and Aunt

The recent case of Ertter v. Dunbar, 734 S.E.2d 403 (Nov. 19, 2012) involves a Georgia custody battle between grandmother and aunt in juvenile court and superior court of Cobb County Georgia.  The grandmother prevailed in the juvenile court, the maternal aunt and Read More

Baby Veronica Update

On January 4, 2013, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal of the adoptive parents in South Carolina’s Baby Veronica case involving the Indian Child Welfare Act.  Oral arguments in the case could be as soon as Read More

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