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May 2013 Archives

International child custody trial is the first of many

In what is set to be a long, drawn-out child custody battle, an international dispute between two American parents and their American children living in two different parts of the world was set to commence earlier this month. Though everyone in the situation is an American, the mother is arguing that either Hungarian or Romanian child custody laws apply, but the father says American law should apply. This first of many trials will merely determine which country's law the court must use to award custody.

Fathers' rights requires hard work and a long fight

Any father that goes through the child custody system in Georgia will quickly realize that the historical preference for children to go to their mother is still around to an extent. As a father fighting to protect his parental rights, it is important to work with an experienced and strong advocate for fathers' rights. All too often, Georgia attorneys tend to fall into the mindset that children will automatically go to their mother. Starting off with an attorney with that attitude can be horribly detrimental to an active father seeking a favorable custody agreement.

Using mediation techniques to resolve post-divorce custody issues

For many of the parents in Kennesaw who have divorced, they are well aware that they will never really have their child's other parents out of their lives. Especially for those parents who have joint custody, they will have to interact with their exes on a regular basis, sometimes daily. Although some of these parents have been able to develop a friendship or at least are cordial, others must use a child custody attorney to communicate with their former spouses.

Increase in women paying alimony to ex-husbands as they earn more

The initial reason behind alimony was that when a woman was married, it was expected that she would no longer work outside the home, and that her husband was responsible for all of her financial needs. If the couple were to divorce, the man would be able to continue earning a living, but the woman would be left without any financial means. By forcing the man to pay alimony to his ex-wife, the negative impact would be lessened for the woman.

Denise Richards granted custody of Charlie Sheen's children

While many families in Acworth may only think of child custody issues in terms of mothers and fathers, there are a variety of different ways in which issues of child custody can play out in Georgia family law courts. Although Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen may be Hollywood stars, the situation that they have been working through is just one of the many different custody issues that can come up in everyday Georgians' lives.

Saving for kids' college after divorce can be smooth process

Divorce is one of the most emotionally difficult events in a person's life. It can also be one of the most financially stressful. There are countless details to settle, and if the end of your relationship is like most, communication problems only make things tougher to handle. 

Stress of renovation leads to divorce

When Powder Springs couples go through something stressful, like buying and remodeling a house, one of two things can happen: the marriage can either get stronger or it can fall apart. Sometimes, stress, hard decisions and complications drive a wedge between spouses that may be irreparable. At the same time, the end of the marriage is a chance for both spouses to move forward with someone with whom they are better suited.

Parental Alienation Syndrome: what to look for

There are many different ways to successfully divorce, but there are also many ways that divorcing parents in Atlanta not only set themselves up for a very difficult and emotional divorce, but also cause real problems for their children. Although issues of fathers' rights may seem like they only affect Georgia fathers, children can also become distraught, damaged and suffer long-term consequences. One of those consequences is developing Parental Alienation Syndrome.

Georgia's child support system doesn't make it easy to collect

When someone has primary custody of a child in Georgia, he or she can often collect child support from the child's other parent. Those monthly child support payments help to defray the costs of rearing the child and are certainly in the child's interest, yet many men and women in Georgia have a difficult time collecting, at times discouraging people from even seeking out child support.

New bill aims to restrict Georgia couples' ability to divorce

For many years, Georgia has had one of the highest divorce rates in the nation. Some have said that this is because Georgia law makes it relatively easy to get a divorce - in uncomplicated no-fault divorces, marriage dissolution can be finalized as quickly as 30 days from the date the complaint is served.

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