Atlanta Divorce During COVID

Divorce during COVID is on the increase – a recent news headline was “Life’s Too Short to Stay in a Bad Relationship”.   The stressors of being together at home, working from home , and having the children home all day Read More

Annual Gift Tax Exclusion 2018

What is the maximum annual gift for 2018 under federal tax law?  For 2018, the annual gift tax exclusion is $15,000.  A husband and wife can give up to twice the annual $15,000 gift tax exclusion amount, or $30,000, to Read More

Self-Executing Change of Custody

Self-executing change of custody orders are problematic and will be overturned by Georgia courts on appeal.  What is a self-executing change of custody provision?  A custody  provision that provides for an automatic change of custody based on a future event Read More

Georgia Legitimation Law Update

Georgia  legitimation law updated in 2016; unwed fathers must file a petition for legitimation in Court  to have custodial rights and parenting time with their children guaranteed.   In recent years, unwed parents were able to administratively legitimate a child by signing and Read More


Sunset  What if your ex NEVER should have custody of your child?  Georgia law provides that the surviving parent is entitled to custody when one parent dies.  O.C.G.A. Section 19-9-2.  However, the statute also says that the judge may exercise discretion and Read More


Georgia’s same-sex marriage laws evaporated with the announcement of the 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision. The landmark United States Supreme Court decision requires States to: - license a marriage between two people of the same sex, and - recognize a marriage between two people of Read More


Will my children be  able to attend private school after the divorce?  The following may help you answer that question. Did your children attend private school during the marriage?  Your Atlanta divorce lawyer will ask you this question, because if your children have attended Read More


couple photo DS All too often, friends and family miss signs of family violence in their loved ones.  The Georgia Commission on  Family Violence has created a family violence screening tool for health care providers.  This health care protocol is a useful educational resource for anyone wanting Read More


image “Powerful but gentle; enjoys a good breeze.  Will compete for a carrot….” This is a great horse.  I like the looks of his velvety coat, gentle eyes, and the contrasting color at the edge of his ears.   I like the carefree manner in which his mane blows in the breeze.  Read More


Karen-Hindson I was at Gwinnett County Juvenile Court this week and saw a new display with brochures related to teenage drinking – information and resources for teenagers and parents.  There is also information about legal consequences for adults who host teenage drinking.   Here are Read More

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