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August 2012 Archives

It's not your daddy's paternity testing

Paternity testing has come a long way in recent years, with most experts now readily noting that issues relating to accessibility and reliability are largely past-tense concerns. There are more testing facilities, and DNA technology has made a great leap forward in all respects in a short amount of time.

Prenuptial agreements: drafting, enforceability, other factors

Family law experts have increasingly advised in recent years that couples contemplating marriage set aside time to objectively think about planning aspects related to their assets and how they would want things to play out in the event of a marital dissolution.

Fulton County court to rule in singer Usher's child custody hearing

The recently concluded child custody trial involving the two young sons of internationally known Atlanta R&B singer Usher Raymond and his former spouse, Tameka Foster, spotlights a number of family law issues that are potentially relevant to couples who have gone through a divorce.

Parents, read this: a divorce primer from teachers

For any parent open to instruction on how and how not to act around kids following a divorce, what better person might there be to listen to than an experienced teacher who has had a ringside seat for years as a witness to parent-kid interactions in divorced families?

Male considerations in a divorce settlement

In today's society, higher incomes and more income-earning opportunities for women have leveled the playing field when it comes to divorce settlements. It's no longer an automatic assumption that men will be the ones paying alimony and child support. Men and women often enter into divorce proceedings and divorce court on an even playing field -- and that's essential for both sides to keep in mind.

Divorce and Sex

Several clients have asked us over the years if they could continue to have sex while the divorce process was underway. Some people might think this is an odd or unusual question but it actually comes up quite a lot. It seems that some people keep having sex even though they are in the middle of a very contested divorce. They fight like crazy in court and mediation and then go home and have sex. I am not a psychologist so I will not try to analyze why they do this but I am a lawyer so let's take a look at this situation from a legal perspective.

Sex and Divorce

A client recently asked us if they could continue to have sex while the divorce process was underway.  Some people might think this is an odd or unusual question but it actually comes up quite a lot. It seems that some people keep having sex even though they are in the middle of a very contested divorce. They fight like crazy in court and mediation and then go home and have sex. I am not a psychologist so I will not try to analyze why they do this but I am a lawyer so let's take a look at this situation from a legal perspective.

Ex football star charged with child abandonment in Clayton County

The website for the Georgia Department of Human Services states that when parents cannot or will not adequately care for their children, "someone must step in to ensure the children's safety."

Parenting times, visitation can be creative, uniquely tailored

A parenting plan outlining visitation and child custody in a divorce agreement quite often covers standard holidays and summer vacations, with a clear delineation of the time that the kids spend with each parent (often equally divided).

A continuing focus on the role of grandparents following divorce

The immediately preceding blog post entry discussed emerging trends in American life that have fundamentally impacted the role that grandparents play in the lives of their children and grandchildren in many instances. Today's post expands on that topic, especially what has been called "the interplay of financial frailty and divorce."

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