Ask anyone who has been through the adoption process about their experience and there is a very good chance that they will tell you that it was one of the most rewarding things they've ever done. At the same time, there's also a very good chance that they will tell you that it was one of the most challenging things they've ever done.
When a person retains the services of an attorney to handle a family law matter, they will likely find themselves in an entirely new world that bears little, if any, resemblance to anything they've seen on television or in films. Indeed, it's not just the settings that are foreign, but also the language used, the paperwork filed and, of course, the proceedings attended.
The Supreme Court of Alabama made headlines a few weeks ago after handing down a highly controversial decision in E.L. v. V.L., a case that originated here in Georgia with the adoption of three children by a woman in a same-sex relationship.
It goes without saying that social mores have evolved to a considerable degree over the last several decades. Indeed, the majority of people will not bat an eye at the thought of two people living together outside of marriage.
If you have recently filed for divorce in Fulton County, Georgia, then you may already know that you are eligible to receive eight free hours of mediation through the county’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Office. However, you may not fully understand what mediation is or how it can benefit you.
Property division. Considered one of the worst parts of the divorce process, it is oftentimes accompanied by pointed accusations and considerable amounts of stress. This is especially true if a divorcing couple has been married for several decades or have large assets that may be incredibly difficult to divide.
When a spouse makes the difficult decision to pursue a divorce, things can rapidly become rather tumultuous for not just the other spouse and any children the couple may have, but friends and extended family.
In our last post, we began discussing how one of the more overlooked aspects of divorce is the impact it can have on extended family. In particular, we focused on how grandparents might find themselves in the unenviable position of wondering whether they will be able to continue spending time with their grandchildren post-divorce.
When a couple makes the decision to divorce, it goes without saying that it will prove to be difficult for both them and their children, as the months ahead will be filled with significant change and considerable uncertainty.
If you see evidence relating to a vacation home you knew nothing about during the lead up to your divorce and pursuant to examining various documents your spouse has been keeping in a drawer, might it be time to hire a forensic accountant?