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.
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It's no secret that everyone needs a lawyer in a divorce. Get a lawyer to make sure your interests are protected.
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.
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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.
Quickie Divorces are much over rated. Take the time to think through all of the ramifications of divorce to get the best outcome for yourself.
Dating during divorce is a no-no. Don't do it. Nothing good will come of it and it will only cause multiple issues. Just say no to dating while still married.
Good lawyers aren't afraid of giving you the straight scoop--even if it isn't what you want to hear. They tell you the truth and don't sugarcoat the facts. If you aren't afraid of your lawyer, you may have the wrong lawyer.
Commissions, Bonuses and Overtime, even though intermittent, are included in income when calculating child support and alimony.
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!
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.
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 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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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...
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...
Engagement rings in Georgia divorces are usually viewed as gifts and not marital property. in Georgia, gifts, such as enagegement rings are retained by the recipient who received the ring.
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.