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In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

2020 has been an interesting year so far, to say the least. We are living through pandemic and we are all in the same boat - sailing through some uncharted territory.

Help! My Lawyer Won't Let Me Settle My Case

She walked out of his office more frustrated with her attorney than she was with her soon-to-be ex-husband. They had finally found a moment away from their new interests and had come to an agreement on everything. The children, the finances (including the credit card debt), the retirement accounts; everything had gotten sorted out. All that was left was to sign the documents and get them to the Court for the Judge's signature. Then they could start to put all of this behind them.

When the Pillars of Marriage Begin to Crumble

What better way is there to spend my time as a newly-wed than talking about divorce? During the months leading up to my nuptials, my husband and I enrolled in a pre-marital counseling course. The course included eight couples to one counselor and a broad discussion on how to build and maintain a successful marriage. In sum, we were taught that there are three pillars of marriage: intimacy, commitment and passion. Each pillar was a lesson in the course and at the end of each lesson, we reviewed behaviors of married couples that were likely to bring down that respective pillar and trigger a divorce. In other words, Aif you do not want to end up divorced like these people, do not adopt these [email protected] Message received.

Getting your children back when the other parent took them abroad

Sometime during a normal visitation weekend, your former spouse took your children and boarded a plane for Paris. You have custody of your children and did not receive notification about this trip to the city where your ex-spouse grew up.

Now you discover that he or she plans to stay and keep your children there. How do you get your children back?

Finding Your Voice

"You want me to stay for dinner? I'll make my mac n' cheese for you. You'd love that. Only Daddy can make the best mac n' cheese." A three year old boy is nodding vigorously, bouncing up and down with a grin on his face. Anything for his favorite food.

Filing for a Georgia divorce when your spouse lives elsewhere

Because they usually live in the same place, most couples have little problem using Georgia courts to end their marriages. If either you or your spouse resides outside the state, though, you may face some challenges.

Whether you live in the Peach State or elsewhere, you may be able to pursue a Georgia divorce decree. Before you do, though, you must be certain the court has jurisdiction to hear the matter. In Georgia, establishing jurisdiction has three components: proper venue, subject matter jurisdiction and personal jurisdiction.

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