February 2018 Archives

Child custody - what's best for the child?

Divorce is never easy. It is especially difficult when children are involved. The younger the children, the more complicated it can be. Even in a friendly divorce in Georgia, working out child custody arrangements can be a major challenge and an increased stressor where none is needed.

Restraining orders can help keep domestic abuse victims safe

It is never easy when a marriage ends. Each party thinks he or she has found the person they want to spend the rest of their life with, and then life takes an unexpected turn that the marriage cannot survive. The stress of this situation can sometimes lead to physical abuse, causing the victim to resort to civil legal options available here in Georgia, such as restraining orders, for protection.

Adoption help is available

Do you want to be a parent but do not want to or can't have children of your own? Are you a step-parent who wants to make your steps kids officially yours? In either case, the adoption process is the way to go, but it can be rather frustrating to get through and achieve a successful result. A Georgia family law attorney with experience handling all sorts of adoption cases may be able to help through it all.

Failure to pay child support could have criminal consequences

A man in another state has recently learned that failing to financially support his child has criminal consequences. Parents in Georgia who also neglect to pay child support may face the same fate as this gentleman. Thankfully, it is possible to avoid such consequences by taking the appropriate actions early on.

How can splitting a business affect alimony?

Many Georgia residents are proud business owners. When their marriages fail, their companies are often considered their most valuable marital assets. How their companies -- or at least the value of their companies -- are split can affect other areas of their divorces, such as alimony payments.