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Communication Is Key in Marriage, But Also in Divorce

When in law school, I didn’t aim specifically for a career representing parents and spouses in disputes over divorce terms, alimony, and child custody. I graduated in 2008, just as the Great Recession was starting, and was fortunate to find a job as a law clerk for a family court judge in my hometown of Read More

Creating a Smooth Holiday Season for Your Children During and After Divorce

The 2021 holiday season will, for many families, be the first taste of “back to normal” following the COVID-19 pandemic. With parents wanting to return to holiday traditions, out-of-town travel, family dinners and other festivities, it can be a challenge for those divorcing or recently divorced to establish new routines in a year like no Read More

Fair Isn’t Always Equal… And Other Things to Know About Wealth and Divorce

One of the first questions divorcing clients ask is related to what will happen to their money. We advise them that Georgia law requires judges to issue “equitable” rulings when dividing assets from a marriage. “Equitable” means “fair” – which isn’t always equal. But most judges at least start the discussion by contemplating a 50-50 Read More

You’re Thinking of Getting a Divorce; Here’s What I’d Like You to Know

Most clients who come to me already have decided that they want a divorce, or their spouse has already made moves to split up. But if you aren’t sure what you want or need, I may recommend you see a therapist to assist you in identifying problems and how you might resolve them. Consider keeping Read More

Getting Cute About Prenups Won’t Fly in Georgia

There is nothing less romantic than a prenuptial agreement – the contract between two lovebirds deciding how they’ll divide assets in the unthinkable event that they divorce. But if you’re going to have that awkward conversation, you might as well do it correctly. We’ve noticed a lot of cases lately in which one soon-to-be ex-spouse Read More

COVID Vaccine Approval for Young Children Could Come Soon: What if Co-Parents Disagree?

Author: Alexis Connors

 Some years ago, I worked on a case involving a parent who was in a dispute with a co-parent over whether their child would receive the typical panel of vaccinations recommended by pediatricians. The case was unusual, but as health authorities consider if the COVID-19 vaccine is safe for children, more matters like that one Read More

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