Grandparent Rights – Custody

Grandparent rights after divorce is important to many of our clients – regardless of who has custody.  Georgia law encourages continuing contact with grandparents who have shown the ability to act in the best interest of the child.   O.C.G.A. § 19-9-3(d).  In Read More

Child Custody: Desires of Child Age 11 -13

In Georgia custody cases, judges are required to consider the desires and educational needs of children ages 11 -13.  (A child who has reached the age of 14 has the right to select which parent with whom he or she desires to Read More

Prenuptial Agreements

What is a prenuptial agreement? A prenuptial agreement, also known as a “prenup”, antenuptial agreement, or premarital agreement, is a contract entered into by a couple before marriage. The agreement describes the couple’s intent for their property in the event 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

Grandparent Visitation – South Carolina

South Carolina Family Court has jurisdiction to order visitation for grandparents under certain circumstances.  If either or both parents of the minor child are deceased, or are divorced, or living separately, the court has authority to order visitation with the Read More

Child Custody – Election of 14 year old – Parenting Plans

CHILD CUSTODY LAW – GEORGIA Karen S. Hindson, Hindson & Melton LLC Custody election of a 14 year old In divorce cases or later modification actions, it is common for a child age 14 or older to make a “custody Read More

Custody Battle

CUSTODY ELECTION OF 14 YEAR OLD CHILD © 2007 Karen S. Hindson, Hindson & Melton LLC In late March 2007 the Georgia Court of Appeals upheld a lower Court which refused to honor a 14 year old child’s election asking Read More

Child Support Guidelines – Georgia

GEORGIA CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES  Karen S. Hindson, Hindson & Melton LLC Georgia Child Support Guidelines apply to all actions pending on or after January 1, 2007. By posting this information on our website, we are not suggesting that you should proceed without Read More

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