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...
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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.
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.
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...
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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. ...
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...
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.