Marietta and Metro Atlanta 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.

Lessons from the Battlefield

Posted by Diane Cherry, Founder | Apr 10, 2021 | 2 Comments

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.

Dividing Debt in Divorce

Posted by Diane Cherry, Founder | Apr 02, 2021 | 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...

Should You Rush to File?

Posted by Diane Cherry, Founder | Mar 28, 2021 | 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.

Should You Move Out or Stay?

Posted by Diane Cherry, Founder | Mar 26, 2021 | 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...

Is Your Judge Biased?

Posted by Diane Cherry, Founder | Mar 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

How to Deal with a Biased Judge. For starters, let's assume all judges are biased.  Like everyone else, judges have a lifetime of experiences, beliefs, feelings and leanings. They can't help it.  They aren't blank canvases. For the most part, judges try to be fair and impartial but they are hum...

Finding the Right Divorce Lawyer

Posted by Diane Cherry, Founder | Mar 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

Don't know how to choose a divorce lawyer?  You're not alone. Many people facing divorce don't know where to begin when choosing a lawyer.  They are overwhelmed with the prospect of a divorce and feel pressured to hire someone in a hurry. Oftentimes, they select a lawyer without realizing that...

Whatever Happened to Secret Squirrel?

Posted by Diane Cherry, Founder | Feb 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

Secret Squirrel was a favorite cartoon character who fought the enemy using cunning and a variety of spy gadgets.   Divorce and custody battles often require overcoming a variety of tricks by litigants.  Spouses sometimes try to gain leverage by falsely accusing one another of excessive drinking ...

Is Your Divorce Uncontested?

Posted by Diane Cherry, Founder | Feb 22, 2021 | 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...

Social Media in Georgia Divorces

Posted by Diane Cherry, Founder | Feb 19, 2021 | 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.

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