Karen S. Hindson We answer lots of questions about “joint custody” versus “sole custody” and what the terms actually mean.   Georgia law provides a joint custody definition to guide us. O.C.G.A. § 19-9-6 includes the following definitions regarding joint custody: “Joint custody” Read More


Grandparent visitation rights were the subject of another Georgia Court of Appeals decision in July 2013.  In the case of Van Leuvan v. Carlisle, the mother of the minor child appealed the trial court’s decision to award grandparent visitation rights to the 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

Collaborative Divorce in Georgia ǀ South Carolina

Collaborative divorce is available in Georgia and South Carolina and Hindson & Melton LLC can assist you with a collaborative divorce in either state.  ALSO SEE: PARENTING PLAN REQUIRED FOR ALL GEORGIA CUSTODY CASES JOINT CUSTODY AND WHO DECIDES CUSTODY CUSTODY Read More

Binding Arbitration in Child Custody and Visitation Disputes

Are you hopelessly locked in a dispute with your spouse or ex about details of visitation or parenting time?  Georgia law says that the parties can agree to binding arbitration on issues of child custody and matters relative to visitation, parenting Read More

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