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.

Justice For All

Posted by Diane Cherry | May 15, 2018 | 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.

Timing is Everything

Posted by Diane Cherry | Apr 30, 2018 | 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.

New Age Communications

Posted by Diane Cherry | Apr 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a divorce, you have to work hard to make sure all of your social media communications will help you, not hurt you in court. To avoid angering judges, always be courteous, mature, polite and diplomatic in your communications with your spouse.

Rolling the Dice

Posted by Diane Cherry | Mar 18, 2018 | 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.

Virgins Welcome

Posted by Diane Cherry | Mar 15, 2018 | 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.

The Problem With Little White Lies

Posted by Diane Cherry | Feb 28, 2018 | 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 | Mar 27, 2016 | 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!

Should You Rush to File?

Posted by Diane Cherry | May 09, 2015 | 0 Comments

Many people have been led to believe there is an advantage to filing a divorce complaint first. That's not the case. The difference in being the party who files for divorce and being the party is who is served with divorce papers is negligible and one thing you needn't worry about.

Child Custody Tips

Posted by Diane Cherry | May 09, 2015 | 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.

Drug Issues in Custody Cases

Posted by Diane Cherry | May 06, 2015 | 0 Comments

Drug use is rampant in the United States and Georgia is no exception.  Many people end up getting divorced over one partner's drug use. Normally, drug users marry other drug users.  If you are complaining about drugs being used by the other parent, chances are that you are also using drugs or hav...

Spying on Your Spouse in Divorce

Posted by Diane Cherry | May 06, 2015 | 0 Comments

Don't risk a criminal charge in an effort to out maneuver your spouse. Play fair and above board. Focus on getting through your divorce quickly without violating any laws or your souse's privacy and you will sleep better at night.

Starting a Divorce

Posted by Diane Cherry | Apr 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Thinking about a divorce but not sure where to begin?  Here is what you need to know about taking those first steps. Make sure you are ready for divorce before you make the first phone call. And be prepared to work closely with your lawyer to help insure you get the best possible outcome in your case.

How to Testify in Court

Posted by Diane Cherry | Apr 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

A lot of work goes into preparing a case for a hearing or trial. Your testimony can make or break your case. Follow these tips to make sure you come across as believable, trustworthy and convincing.

Easy Ways to Help Your Case

Posted by Diane Cherry | Apr 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you want to give yourself the best shot at trial, focus on the things in your control that you can do to make your case stronger without spending a dime.  Here are six easy ways to improve your case. You can build a strong foundation in your case even if you don't have to have a lot of money by following these tips.

Putting Kids in the Middle

Posted by Diane Cherry | Apr 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Want to know how to get a Judge mad? Put your kids in the middle and you'll find out fast.  Here are ten pointers for staying out of trouble and avoid putting children in the middle.

Do You Need a Divorce Lawyer?

Posted by Diane Cherry | Apr 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Not sure if you even need a lawyer? Many people believe that they do not need to hire a lawyer if they are getting an uncontested divorce. That's simply not true. You need to protect yourself and be fully informed of your rights whether your divorce is contested or uncontested.

Social Media in Georgia Divorces

Posted by Diane Cherry | Apr 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Don't be surprised to find your social media history on display in court. Assume everything you say and do will find its way into court and behave accordingly. You can't change the past but you can make sure that everything you do in the future is helpful in your Georgia divorce or custody case.

Parental Alienation

Posted by Diane Cherry | Apr 07, 2015 | 0 Comments

Parental alienation is a dangerous form of manipulation and can permanently destroy parental bonds and leave lasting scars. If you love your children, you will not alienate them from your ex. Be kind to your children by letting them be children. Give your children the freedom to enjoy their childhood free of the chaos of your divorce and they will be healthier and happier children.

Courtroom Do's & Dont's

Posted by Diane Cherry | Apr 07, 2015 | 0 Comments

We live in a casual society. Many people wear shorts or jeans to church, work from home and rarely put on a jacket and tie. Does that mean you can dress down for court? Only if you are seeking to offend the Judge, which in general is not a good idea. If you have a court case in Geor...

Should You Move Out or Stay?

Posted by Diane Cherry | Apr 01, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you are in the middle of a divorce in Georiga, should you move out or stay in the marital home? Many people assume they need to stay in the marital home to protect their property interst in the home and furnishings.  Not so in Georgia.  You don't need to stay in the marital home.  You can mov...

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