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

If I Die Who Gets Custody of My Child

If I Die Who Gets Custody of My Child If I die who gets custody of my child under Georgia child custody law?   It is scary how often we hear this question from concerned parents. Concerns About the Other Parent. Sometimes the child’s other parent would be a disaster as a 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

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

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

Georgia Court Authorizes Minor Abortion without Parental Notification

On January 18, 2013, the Georgia Court of Appeals reversed a juvenile court order denying minor abortion without parental notification and cleared the way for the abortion to proceed.  The Court of Appeals found that the juvenile court failed to render its decision within 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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