Divorce Drama vs. Divorce Reality

Rachel K. Miller, Esq.Child Support, Custody, Divorce

Georgia Divorce Law Firm | Richardson, Bloom, & Lines

While TV shows and movies do a great job at encouraging families that divorce is not as taboo as we used to believe, the media does not do a great job at illustrating what a true divorce looks like.  There are many creative liberties taken!  Here are some examples: In the opening scene of the Wedding Crashers movie, we see … Read More

Self-Executing Changes in a Settlement Agreement: Eight Things Everyone Should Know

Richardson, Bloom, & LinesDivorce, Mediation

Atlanta Mediation Lawyers | Richardson, Bloom, & Lines

Twelve years after the Supreme Court of Georgia first held that self-executing change of custody provisions were not permissible, many questions still exist as to what is and is not permissible when it comes to changes in parenting plans that do not require court intervention. When are they permitted and when are they invalid? When can the parents agree to … Read More

Top 10 Things to Remember When Going Through a Divorce

Richardson, Bloom, & LinesDivorce

Divorce Lawyers in Atlanta | Richardson, Bloom, & Lines

“A good divorce is when the mommy and daddy are nice to each other and try to be friends, like you and daddy, and a bad divorce is when the mommy and daddy fight and scream at each other.” Sarah Armstrong’s book, The Mom’s Guide to a Good Divorce, opens with that poignant statement made by her daughter. Ms. Armstrong, … Read More

How To Avoid Becoming the Evil Step Parent

Rachel K. Miller, Esq.Divorce

Georgia Divorce Lawyers | Richardson, Bloom, & Lines

Being a step-parent is not always easy. You are helping your spouse rear his or her children, sometimes as an equal partner in that role, but you are often not given the love and respect that he or she, as the biological parent, is given. Understandably, the children are loyal to their biological parents, not to you. You are the … Read More

Sleepless in Divorce: The chapters that were never made into a movie – Chapter 6

Melody Z. RichardsonCustody, Divorce, Divorce Process, Melody Richardson

Divorce Process in Atlanta | Richardson, Bloom, & Lines

It took the court six months after the 120-Day Status Conference for the Court to find three consecutive days to set aside for the trial. The day of trial arrived, and we were ready to proceed. When we arrived in the courtroom, we asked the judge for a pre-trial conference in one final effort to try to settle the case. … Read More

Sleepless in Divorce: The chapters that were never made into a movie – Chapter 5

Melody Z. RichardsonCustody, Divorce, Divorce Process, Melody Richardson

Georgia Divorce Attorneys | Richardson, Bloom, & Lines

Sam had provided all of the discovery responses, and the depositions had been completed. From Sam’s testimony at his deposition, I learned what Sam perceived Annie’s flaws to be and how he thought she had contributed to the end of their marriage. Sam decided not to exercise his privilege against self-incrimination, and testified about his numerous affairs. Annie was extremely … Read More

Sleepless in Divorce: The chapters that were never made into a movie – Chapter 3

Melody Z. RichardsonCustody, Divorce, Divorce Process, Melody Richardson

Since Annie wanted to file for divorce right away, we drafted a complaint for divorce for her to review. We convinced her to allege in the complaint that the marriage was irretrievably broken rather than to allege she wanted a divorce because of Sam’s adultery. We thought that would both protect their children from learning about the affair and keep … Read More

Sleepless in Divorce: The chapters that were never made into a movie – Chapter 2

Melody Z. RichardsonCustody, Divorce, Divorce Process, Melody Richardson

Richardson, Bloom, & Line | Atlanta, GA Divorce Law Firm

Read Chapter 1 “I’m so angry, and I’m terrified. It’s impossible for anyone to get a job in the newspaper business anymore, and I haven’t worked in 20 years. What am I going to do? And you know what else? Sam doesn’t even want a divorce. He wants us to go to counseling again.” We talked a little bit about … Read More