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January 2012 Archives

Ongoing national alimony reform: Georgia's historical stance

A recent media article chronicles the growing surge of alimony reform currently underway in an ever-increasing number of states, including some -- such as Florida and both Carolinas -- that are in close proximity to Georgia.

Pew report on the economics of divorce

Women exiting a marriage are doing better financially than in previous years, according to a report recently released by a national research firm. In an era that -- to some -- might not seem that long ago, women had collectively few job skills or higher education and consequently were left to take low-paying jobs after a divorce, along with the stigma of divorce that society placed upon them. Raising children, many times with no child support, further depleted any resources they had.

Author addresses divorced dads, fathers' rights

Ken Solin, the author of a book on men, parenting and fatherhood entitled "Act Like a Man," recently wrote an article in which he discussed a dad's role following divorce and fathers' rights in general.

Setting intentions can make post-divorce life less stressful

More people file for divorce in January than in any other month of the year, because couples often put off filing until the holidays have passed. No one wants to make the rounds of holiday parties alone or explain a missing spouse at family gatherings. No one wants to think about matters such as child custody, visitation, property division or other divorce-related issues. But, once January rolls around, the rush to the courthouse--or a good divorce lawyer--begins.

Federal law looms large in Native American child custody matter

Georgia has a sizable Native American population, and a recent family law dispute in neighboring South Carolina underscores the importance of noting that in select adoption proceedings.

Fulton Co. judge grants class-action status in child support cases

Georgia is one of only a handful of states across the country that does not provide lawyers to indigent parents who are facing civil contempt charges in child support matters.

Former Atlanta Hawk NBA star Walker facing child support woes

Antoine Walker, a former NBA All-Star, appeared in court earlier this week over accusations that he hasn't paid child support and tuition to his youngest daughter, according to news reports.

Children's view: How divorcing parents should act

Divorce can be an emotionally draining, difficult process, and not only for the divorcing couple: Their kids can be doubly affected, experiencing emotional grief from both parents who are splitting up.

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