Grandparents Rights in Georgia

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Grandparents often play a special role in their grandchildren’s lives. They offer both grandchildren and parents guidance and support. However, there are situations where parents may not want their child’s grandparents involved in their lives, especially when one parent may no longer be in the child’s life. Do grandparents have any rights when it comes to their grandchildren in Georgia? … Read More

10 Secrets to Manage Your Attorney’s Fees During a Divorce

Richardson, Bloom, & LinesDivorce, FAQs, Information

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One of the many unpleasant aspects of a divorce is the attorney’s fees. Many people spend more for their divorce than they did for their wedding. The secret is that you have more control to manage the attorney’s fees than you realize. Here are the top 10 ways to keep your attorney’s fees under control. ENTER A RETAINER AGREEMENT WITH … Read More

What Is a Guardian ad litem?

Kyla LinesCustody, Information

A Guardian ad litem is someone appointed by the Court to represent the child or children in a legal dispute concerning the children's custody or welfare.

Judges often appoint a Guardian ad litem (GAL) in family law cases involving child custody. If you find yourself in that situation, it is important to understand the role of the GAL and effective ways to communicate with them. What is a GUARDIAN AD LITEM? A GAL is someone (usually an attorney) appointed by the Court to represent the child or children … Read More

Same-Sex Dissolution of Marriage

Kyla LinesDivorce, Information, Same-Sex

Some same-sex couples who got married prior to the June 26, 2015 Supreme Court decision, found that their state of residence didn’t recognize their marriage and so didn’t recognize their ability to get a divorce.  States that did recognize their marriages had residency requirements for divorce.  Those couples were “wedlocked,” or unable to get divorced.  The Supreme Court decision requiring … Read More

Same-Sex Prenups Are a Must

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For a general overview of prenuptial agreements, please see our previous articles, What are Prenuptial Agreements and Why Do Couples Get Them and FAQs about Prenups. Imagine a same-sex couple from Georgia who was together for fifteen years before marriage became legal in our state.  They had children together, bought a house together, and both took turns working and staying home to … Read More

Finances During and After Divorce

Kyla LinesDivorce, Information, Uncategorized

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Finances are one of the things that worry people the most during and after a divorce.  There have been numerous articles lately about managing finances after divorce.  Here are a few we thought were especially interesting or helpful. Financial Basics After Divorce – How to start managing your finances when you are on your own. Marriage is about love; divorce is … Read More

FAQs About Prenups

Kyla LinesFAQs, Information, Prenup

For a general overview of prenuptial agreements, please see our previous article, What are Prenuptial Agreements and Why Do Couples Get Them. Can I wait until after marriage and do a post-nuptial agreement? We wish you wouldn’t.  Post-nuptial agreements are basically a prenuptial agreement that is entered into after the couple has married. While Georgia law technically recognizes both pre- and post-nuptial … Read More

What is a prenuptial agreement and why do couples get them?

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A prenuptial agreement (also known as an “antenuptial agreement,” “premarital agreement,” or, most commonly, a “prenup”) is a contract entered into by two people before they marry.  The contract of a prenuptial agreement in Atlanta sets forth the rights and responsibilities of each party in the event of a divorce.  It is easier to make those decisions when you are … Read More