March 2018 Archives

Child custody and sports

When parents share custody of their children, it would be logical to assume that they share the same concern for their children's well-being and will make decisions based on the best interests of the children. But what if they disagree in Georgia? What if one parent sees participation in a sport as being too dangerous and the other parent does not share the same concern in a child custody case?

Child custody in 2018 -- no more one size fits all

Once upon a time, if parents divorced, parents would live in separate places and the children would go back and forth between the two homes according to a pre-arranged schedule. This could cause many stressors in the new family dynamic in Georgia. The stressors could include one parent, usually the mother, getting more time with the children, one parent having more influence on the children, and the children being caught in the middle. Child custody in 2018 can look very different.

Adoption in Georgia just got easier

Adopting a child can be the beginning of a wonderful new life for the child and his or her new family. The Georgia legislature just passed a bill that should make adopting a child in Georgia easier. Until now, there were so many barriers to adoption that many couples went out of state to adopt. With the simplification of the law, that may no longer be an issue.

Divorce, alimony and the new tax law in Georgia

Divorce is not easy and is seldom entered into lightly. There are many issues that must be considered, including property division, child custody if there are children involved and financial matters. Under the new tax law, the financial issues in Georgia divorce proceedings may become more complex, in particular where alimony is concerned.