COPING WITH DIVORCE: The Search for a Silver Lining

Silver Lining “Every cloud has a silver lining…”  In Georgia I grew up hearing this proverb, which suggests that every bad situation has some good to be found in it.   Looking for the silver lining in divorce can be a challenge.  Whether you Read More

Georgia Separation Versus Divorce

Lauri B. Bracey What is separate maintenance and how is it different than divorce? Separate Maintenance There is a statute in Georgia which allows for a person to file a legal action which protects their legal rights to custody, visitation, support, use and Read More

Property Division Georgia Divorce

Property division in Georgia divorce follows the rule of “Equitable Distribution.”  Equitable Distribution of marital property does not require an equal division, but a fair division of assets and debts. What exactly is marital property? Marital Property is property the Read More

Cobb County Alimony

Cobb County Alimony The Georgia Supreme Court affirmed an interesting Cobb County alimony decision on March 18, 2013, in the case of Goodell v. Oliver, 2013 WL 1092898 (Ga.) The husband and wife married in 1999, and each had children from prior marriages.  They had no children together.  Read More

Divorce Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Karen-Hindson Clients often struggle with the emotional aspects of a divorce.  This is perfectly normal and affects both men and women.   Anger, guilt, depression, anxiety, sleeplessness, and even panic attacks can occur.  Sometimes the emotions are well-founded and manageable.  In other cases they can be exaggerated and Read More

Facebook and Your Divorce

Are you going through a divorce?  If your answer is “YES”, then read on.  Are there children whose custody must be decided? If your answer is “YES”, then read on.  Do you and your spouse have Facebook pages?  If the answer Read More

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

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

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

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

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