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Why is the legitimacy of Fulton County's Family Court being questioned?

It's not often that family law cases here in Georgia make national headlines, but thanks to a recently filed petition in the ongoing divorce litigation involving author and socialite Danielle Rollins, and her ex-husband Glen Rollins, the heir to the Orkin Pest Control fortune, legal circles across the nation are now buzzing.

Child custody, grandparents and the bests interests standard

The best interests of the child, as readers may know, is an important consideration in custody determinations. In fact, it is a central consideration. But, as s recent Georgia case illustrates, there are limits on the application of the best interest standard.

Why are attorneys so lukewarm about 'lifestyle clauses' in prenups?

If an engaged friend or family member was to inform you of their intention to execute a prenuptial agreement, chances are good that you wouldn't have too much of a reaction. That's largely because society as a whole has become far more accepting of these legally binding documents and the peace of mind they can grant to couples about important issues like property division and alimony.

The benefits of putting a forensic accountant on your legal team

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.

How convenience stores are improving child support collection

Agencies across the nation -- including here in Georgia -- have made remarkable strides over the last several decades in expanding the child support payment options available to parents. Indeed, in addition to more traditional methods such as in-person payments and payments by mail or over the phone, parents can now rely on auto deductions from their paychecks and online payment portals.

Can a postnuptial agreement be used to save a marriage?

In a previous post, we discussed how spouses in subsequent marriages looking to preserve assets to pass on to their children, spouses who have sacrificed careers to raise a family and spouses whose family-owned business has seen considerable growth are all viable candidates for executing postnuptial agreements.

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