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.
When we reflect on the Roaring Twenties we usually think of speakeasies, the Ford Model-T, and pomp and flair as illustrated in The Great Gatsby. The 1920's was a century ago and we may not see our connection to their definition of family, and marriage. However, the 2020's is still connected to the past. A tree branch cannot exist without its roots, no matter their differences. The overall perspective of marriage was, and still is, shaped by the economy and gender roles 100 years later.
Deciding to file documents to end your marriage in a Georgia court may be one of the most life-changing decisions you'll ever make. If you have children, your decision is not only going to have an impact on your own life but the lives of each of your children, as well. Divorce can be highly stressful. That's why it's a good idea to stay on top of yours and your children's emotional and physical good health during proceedings.
I have several friends who recently took the Bar Exam. In part, the Bar Exam requires exam takers to memorize laws and then take an intense exam based solely off of their memory. Many joke that this is just a hazing ritual, because in the real world, attorneys do not memorize laws. We look them up. We do not rely on memory alone because what if we remember incorrectly? Additionally, laws often change so it's important to do your research.
Georgia will only recognize a common law marriages that were established before January 1, 1997.
Tonight's post about the State's Marriage Education was written by our Marietta and Atlanta divorce attorney, Megan McClinton.
Tonight's post on marriage was written by our Gainesville divorce and family law attorney, Jennifer Thuy-Tien McCall.
7 Signs to Update Your Estate Plan was written by our Wills, Trusts and Estates Attorney, Steve Worrall. While Steve's primary office is in Marietta, he serves all of our clients from Marietta to Atlanta to Lawrenceville to Canton to Savannah and all points in between.
Children as possessions. Possessions as sole property. Sole custody of children, even though the parents are married.