Atlanta, Marietta and Kennesaw Divorce and Family Law Blog

This blog is for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. Much of what happens at trial is case specific and no two cases are identical. The following posts address how courts  typically address such common situations.  If you are seeking advice for  an ongoing or future case, please  feel free to contact us to discuss how the law may apply to the facts in your particular case.

Alimony and Adultery

Posted by Diane Cherry | Mar 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Adultery, alimony and absolution may sound like salacious topics for discussion but the reality is somewhat less than compelling in the post-Girls Gone Wild era. Today, adultery almost seems like a prudish and antiquated remnant leftover from Victorian England. In 2014, the significance of ad...

Temporary Protective Orders

Posted by Diane Cherry | Feb 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

In Georgia, there are two types of Temporary Protective Orders, also referred to as Restraining Orders and TPOs in Georgia. A Family VIolence Protective Order protects individuals from family violence. A stalking protective order protects you from non family surveillance, harassment or intimidation. TPOs have serious implications and you should seek legal counsel immediately if a TPO has been issued against you or if you seeking a TPO against another person.

The Problem With Little White Lies

Posted by Diane Cherry | Feb 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

Avoid the temptation to tell little white lies in court unless you want to come across as a liar. Judges have been there and seen it all. Judges know when someone is exaggerating the facts, distorting the truth, spinning a story to sell their case. Be honest and you will gain credibility with a Judge and get a better outcome in court.

How to Prepare For a Divorce Hearing

Posted by Diane Cherry | Jan 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Headed to hearing or trial and wondering what to expect? Don't walk into a trial or hearing without preparing ahead of time. These tips for trial preparation will help you walk out of your trial or hearing a winner!

Virgins Welcome

Posted by Diane Cherry | Jan 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Never Been Divorced Before?  We cater to virgins. We know how scary it can be when you are going through a divorce and make sure your interests are protected. Solid, honest, case preparation from some of the best legal minds in Cobb County, Georgia. That's what you get at The Cherry Law Firm, P.C.

Avoiding Mediation Mistakes

Posted by Diane Cherry | Jan 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

In Georgia, every case has to be mediated before trial.  Don’t try to cut corners or rush to end mediation. Make sure you have a well-written, comprehensive settlement agreement addressing all issues in your case. If you reach agreement at mediation, you want to walk out the door with a binding and enforceable settlement agreement.

Rolling the Dice

Posted by Diane Cherry | Jan 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Divorce and custody trials are a form of legalized gambling. Trials involve tremendous cost and come with enormous risk. Work on preparing your case for mediation and you will be more likely to settle some or all of your divorce or custody case.

Divorce Lawyers for Men

Posted by Diane Cherry | Jan 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

The best Georgia lawyer for your divorce doesn't have to specialize in representing only men. The truth is, the best divorce lawyers are equally qualified and able to represent both men and women. Top divorce lawyers in Georgia typically acquire their skills by representing a broad range of clients of both sexes.

Is Your Divorce Uncontested?

Posted by Diane Cherry | Jan 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Everyone knows divorces can be contested or uncontested. If husband and wife are in agreement that they want to be divorced, is it uncontested?  Not unless they can agree on 100% of the issues. The mere fact that you agree on getting a divorce doesn't make your divorce uncontested. If you do...

Think Outside the Square

Posted by Diane Cherry | Jan 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

When looking for a Marietta, Georgia family law attorney, think outside the Square. Don't limit your choices to lawyers with an office in Marietta. Your best choice may be a lawyer outside the Square who practices family law regularly in Marietta rather than limiting yourself to lawyers who have offices in Marietta.

Affordable Divorce

Posted by Diane Cherry | Jan 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

if you want an affordable divorce attorney in Georgia, do what you can to reduce unnecessary fees and expenses in your case. You not only need to hire the right lawyer from the start but you need to be efficient and mindful of how you can keep a lid on fees.

Timing is Everything

Posted by Diane Cherry | Jan 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

Time is money when it comes to a divorce or custody case. The longer your case drags on, the more you will pay in attorney's fees. Stay on top of lawyer to make sure your case continues to move through the court system.

Justice For All

Posted by Diane Cherry | Jan 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

Hearings and trials in divorce, custody, modification and other family law cases are filed with uncertainty. Outcomes are uncertain even when you have a great case. Rarely do you get everything you ask for in a trial. Don't expect perfect justice. We have an imperfect justice system.

Uncontested Divorce

Posted by Diane Cherry | Dec 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Uncontested divorce lawyers are a dime a dozen in Georgia. They are everywhere. $299, $399, $499 divorces are advertised everywhere. How can that be a bad thing?? To protect yourself and your children, don't look for the cheapest lawyer; look for the best. Hire the best Georgia divorce attorney you can afford and you will be glad you did.

Private School Tuition after Divorce

Posted by Diane Cherry | Dec 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Georgia laws on the payment of private school tuition costs after divorce are often in the hands of the judge. Make sure you understand how judges look at private school and clearly specify how private school costs will be paid in any Settlement Agreement and Final Order.

Lessons from the Battlefield

Posted by Diane Cherry | Dec 27, 2019 | 2 Comments

Last year (2014) marked the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (aka “the Sesquicentennial”). So what lessons from the Civil War that you can keep in mind when getting a divorce in Georgia?     Our nation allowed a few issues to simmer and smolder long enough to result in some rather serious irreconcilable differences.

Georgia Child Custody

Posted by Diane Cherry | Dec 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you are in a custody case, prepare for battle… Custody cases are no picnic.  They tend to bring out the worst in people and they are very difficult on children, who oftentimes feel like they are caught in the middle. Before you take the plunge, think about the following: 1. Conduct counts. ...

Dividing Debt in Divorce

Posted by Diane Cherry | Dec 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Debts Incurred During Marriage Are Considered Marital (Joint) Debt Worried that you will be stuck with all of the credit card or other debt in your name when you and your spouse divorce?  Don't lose any sleep on that account. Debts incurred during marriage have to be equitably divided regardl...

Child Custody Tips

Posted by Diane Cherry | Dec 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Custody is one of the first issues to arise in divorce cases but is often misunderstood. If you are involved in a child custody case, here are five things you need to know.

Pretrial Hearings with Judges

Posted by Diane Cherry | Dec 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Anyone who sits through a hearing in family court is likely to hear one of the parties suggest a “pretrial” with the Judge.  Many attorneys love pretrials and jump at the opportunity for a pretrial, which means they are less likely to have to present their entire case at trial. You, as a client, may object to pretrials with the Judge.

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