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Case Law Reviews: Child Custody

Protecting Your Child During a Divorce: The Private Courtroom Keeps Family Secrets Out of Public Record

Categories: Child Custody, Divorce

Georgia is one of only two states in the country that permits divorcing spouses to air their grievances before a jury of their peers. Although jury trials in divorce cases are relatively rare, the issue of child custody in divorce is not. As a matter of public policy and state law – regardless of whether Read More

Opioid Epidemic Forces More Grandparents to Seek Custody of Their Grandchildren

Categories: Child Custody

As the opioid crisis increasingly devastates individuals, families and communities across the nation, attention is now being turned to grandparents and other relatives who are stepping in to seek custody of children in households shattered by this drug epidemic.   According to the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention, almost 400,000 people died from Read More

Navigating the Unique Pitfalls of Divorce for Same-Sex Couples in Georgia

Categories: Child Custody, Divorce

The landmark Supreme Court ruling in 2015, Obergefell v. Hodges, gave same-sex couples the right to marry throughout the United States, but not all marriages last forever. Divorce is just as much a reality for same-sex couples as it is for heterosexual unions. When a same-sex couple residing in Georgia decides to end their marriage and Read More

Best Practices for a Smooth School Year after Divorce

Categories: Child Custody, Divorce, Parental Rights

The back-to-school season is usually marked by shopping for new clothes, the anticipation of new classes, and friends; however, for newly divorced couples and their children, the school year can be tricky terrain to navigate. Whether the marital breakup was acrimonious or not, divorced parents need to create, and maintain, a strong co-parenting relationship to Read More

Preparing for Divorce Court So You Don’t Leave Anything on The Table

Categories: Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Marital Property, Settlement Agreement

When facing off against a soon-to-be former spouse in divorce court, it is essential that you – the client – discuss with your lawyer what issues are most important to you so your lawyer can prioritize your objectives and build a winning strategy. During a divorce proceeding, each side generally has limited time to present Read More

How Divorced Parents Can Avoid Conflict During Holiday Time

Categories: Child Custody, Divorce

For many families who have experienced divorce, the holiday season is often fraught with emotion as each parent vies for the most time possible with their children and the children adjust to the “new normal” of not spending holidays with both parents. However, with careful planning and negotiation, holidays, birthdays and school breaks don’t have Read More

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