LOVE MY LAWYER

Luke We really appreciate client feedback, whether it’s “love my lawyer” or a client with suggestions for improvement.   We want to be the best lawyers we can be.  Fortunately, most of our client reviews are very positive.  Here’s a sampling of notes from current and former clients: Read More

WHAT IS A QDRO?

Bluebirds of happiness   Retirement plan benefits are frequently divided between husband and wife as part of divorce. The court order dividing a retirement plan is called a Qualified Domestic Relations Order or QDRO for short (QDRO is pronounced “quad-row”). There are two Read More

CHILD OVER AGE 14 RIGHT NOT TO VISIT NONCUSTODIAL PARENT

Karen S. Hindson A Georgia child over age 14 has the right to select the parent with whom he or she desires to live (O.C.G.A. Section 19-9-3(a)(5)), although the judge can overrule the child’s selection if the judge finds the child’s choice not Read More

JOINT CUSTODY DEFINITION AND WHO DECIDES CUSTODY

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

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS | Gifts of the Season | January

New Year Family law is a tough business for New Year’s resolutions.   But once a year we take stock and resolve to do better — and to be better — lawyers, parents, spouses, human beings.  This is the gift of the Read More

PARENTING PLAN REQUIRED FOR ALL GEORGIA CUSTODY CASES

Attorney Karen Hindson The parenting plan required for all Georgia custody cases is mandated by law.  If the parties cannot reach agreement on the terms of a permanent parenting plan, each party prepares a proposed parenting plan and submits it to the judge. Read More

BABY BOOMERS DIVORCE

Are you a member of the Baby Boomers? I know lots of people who are in the Baby Boomers Generation. The Baby Boomers have changed many things in the past fifty years. The lives of Baby Boomers have included more Read More

GIFTS OF THE SEASON | December

GIFTS OF THE SEASON | December One of the best gifts of the season is the opportunity to reflect. Rituals of wrapping, baking, decorating, football, and singing out loud are comforting and familiar to me. Are there old habits or traditions I should discard? New habits Read More

REPORT CHILD ABUSE!!!! GEORGIA LAW REQUIRES IT!!! BE SAFE SANCTUARIES!!

REPORT CHILD ABUSE.  GEORGIA LAW REQUIRES IT.  Georgia law requires that persons with responsibility for a child or children shall report child abuse when there is reasonable cause to believe that a child has been abused.  Churches all over Georgia Read More

November is National Adoption Month! Make it a Month to Remember!

  November is National Adoption Month!  This month, all over Georgia, DFACS offices are highlighting the opportunities families have to adopt  children or be foster parents.  I know many adults who have often thought, “When my life slows down a Read More

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