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Georgia Divorce Salad
As Rick, the lawyer representing Dan's ex-wife, marches up to the podium, he makes eye contact with Dan, who is perched on the witness stand. There is direct eye contact, but not a hint of awkward hesitation. For Dan, this is his second time testifying in court. Dan testified a couple years ago at the final hearing for his divorce case. He was grilled by Rick at that hearing, too. Today, Dan is asking that the Court reduce his child support obligation.
When it comes to communicating, perception is often reality. How one side views the other often shapes how they perceive the communications (verbal and non-verbal) that they have with that person. Let's take John and Jane Doe for example:
Divorce cases are often tough for children emotionally, and courts go to great lengths to help ensure that they do not feel the blow of a marital split for the rest of their lives. Determining which parent has which responsibility is a difficult issue in some cases, and the courts have to take a large number of factors into consideration before coming to a conclusion. Let's discuss how Georgia's child custody laws work a little more closely.
Do you want to avoid the massive headaches and frustrating courtroom litigation sessions that most people associate with divorce cases? There may be an option for you. Mediation is when both spouses meet with an attorney and discuss the terms of their divorce without the burden of a court decision hanging over them. This lower-stress environment can help couples genuinely work together to come to create a divorce agreement solution that is uniquely tailored to their circumstances. This process can have several immense benefits; let's look at five of them now.
Tonight's post about the complexities of camaraderie in family law was written by our Marietta and Atlanta divorce attorney, Megan McClinton.
Shelia and I are back from Colorado, from the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System's Family Law Summit. We spent intensive days with approximately 30 attorneys chosen from around the United States because of our cutting edge work in family law.
Today's post about the impact of tissue boxes in divorce was written by our Lawrenceville and Gainesville attorney, Jennifer McCall.
In tonight's alternate universe, our protagonist has hired the third firm for his divorce. To read part III(c), click here.