Custody Election 14 Year Old

Custody Election 14 Year Old The Georgia statute permitting custody election 14 year old has been in place in its current form since 2008. Click here for a summary of the 2008 law. A Georgia 14 year old has the right to select the parent with whom he or Read More

Final Competitive Range in Federal Acquisitions

Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), GAO bid protest decisions, arbitration panel decisions, and federal court cases all support establishing multiple competitive ranges or a final competitive range in federal acquisitions.   Having made an initial competitive range decision, once it becomes evident Read More

Basketball, Divorce, and Magical Thinking

Basketball, Divorce, and Magical Thinking  So it’s Final Four weekend in Atlanta and the Braves are playing the Cubs.  Everyone is in a good mood  The weather is fabulous as only Atlanta-in-April can be.  The dog and I are just hanging out, pondering magical thinking as it Read More


Key features of 2013 estate tax laws after American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA) include the following.  Information from partner Karen Hindson of the Georgia and South Carolina estate planning firm Hindson & Melton LLC: The exclusion amount of $5 million continues in Read More


Safe Sanctuary Insights Greetings and welcome to Safe Sanctuary Insights, a monthly eNews filled with expert advice, articles, commentary and announcements relating to the important mission of keeping our members, visitors and staff safe in our churches and nonprofits ministries. Read More

Child Support Modification and Contempt of Court

A child support modification (or child custody modification, or visitation modification) and a contempt of court action can now be filed together in the same petition, even if the Defendant resides in a county other than the county of the original Read More

Stepparent Adoption Georgia Law ǀ Hindson & Melton LLC

Stepparent Adoption Georgia Law ǀ Hindson & Melton LLC A recent stepparent adoption case before the Georgia Court of Appeals reminds us that adoption laws are to be construed in favor of the natural parents. The March 1, 2013, decision Hafer v. Lowry involved a stepparent adoption petition filed a month after the Read More

Estate Planning Checkup ǀ Hindson and Melton LLC

Estate Planning Checkup - Last Will and Testament. Have there been signficant changes in your assets or your family situation since you signed your Last Will and Testament? Are the persons you named as Executor, Guardian for your children, or Trustee Read More

Family Law and The Art of Critical Decision Making

In January, I attended a Continuing Education and one of the speakers, Gwinnett County Juvenile Court Judge Robert L. Waller, III, suggested that lawyers should be students of critical decision making.   My Google search of the topic produced an outline of lectures by Professor Michael A. Read More

Living Will for Georgia or South Carolina Residents

Living Wills for Georgia or South Carolina residents need not be complex, but the decisions contained in these documents could be incredibly important to your family.   The statutory living will forms for both states are provided here at no cost as a public service.  If Read More

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