Blog Posts in June, 2014

  • 25-Jun-2014

    Custody: It's Gonna Be Alright, Daddy.

    About a month ago, I was called in to help on a divorce case that was going very badly, at least badly for daddy's custody/visitation requests. Within the context of the divorce, the mother had accused Daddy of sexually abusing his five year old ...
  • 23-Jun-2014

    Substance Abuse and Divorce.

    Tonight's post on Substance Abuse and Divorce was written by our Marietta family law attorney, Darrin Keaton. When you combine the already high stress atmosphere of a divorce with the damage that comes from substance abuse, it becomes a recipe ...
  • 19-Jun-2014

    Fulton County Family Court: 1004 Objection

    Only one county in Georgia has a family court. That's Fulton County. There are huge differences between Fulton County's Family Court and every other Court in the State of Georgia. Tonight's post is about one of those differences and how ...
  • 18-Jun-2014

    Family Law: Domestically Dirty Words, Part I

    When family law clients first visit my office, they bring emotions into the room. These range from anger (because they were served with a complaint) to broken-ness (because of divorce) to terrified (because child custody is at issue). Despite these ...
  • 17-Jun-2014

    The Judges' Point of View

    More people are involved in a divorce than just the couple. Lawyers and the judge are involved, too. I've written about some of the biases and barriers that parties bring to the litigation and about the pitfalls and problems which lawyers bring. ...
  • 12-Jun-2014

    Affordability - Controlling Your Costs, Part I

    Let's talk about affordability, how to take control of the costs on your case. Even when the opposing party or counsel want to make trouble and increase your costs, there are steps you can take to help keep your costs down and avoid some of that ...
  • 10-Jun-2014

    Divorce - It Takes Two to Tango

    I was talking with a client the other day who understandably was expressing some frustration that his divorce was taking longer than he'd prefer. "Why has it taken this long?" he asked me. "Why can't we just get it ...
  • 9-Jun-2014

    Savannah - Firmly Entrenched

    Last Thursday we were officially and quite warmly welcomed into the Savannah business community. The Savannah Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for us Thursday evening, attended by some 100 of our closest friends, allies and acquaintances. ...
  • 5-Jun-2014

    Mediation in Divorce: Are You Fighting Over the Laundry Basket?

    Even in the best of circumstances, the debate over who gets what can often become an emotional boiling point when you're facing divorce. Suddenly, the box of CDs you haven't listened to in years is a prized posession. The scratched and dented ...
  • 1-Jun-2014

    Family Law: Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

    We've just returned from an intensive Family Law conference in Toronto. The conference was organized by the Association of Family and Concilation Courts. I had not heard of them before but we were asked to come to the conference to present on the ...

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