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A few things to consider about divorce and special needs children

As the parent of a special needs child in Cummings, you are probably no stranger to putting his or her needs above your own. When it comes to divorce, you may think that you should place your own interests first because you intend to be the primary provider and caregiver for your child. However, this is a situation where the stakes are even higher. Even though your marriage to the other parent is ending, you are irrevocably bound together for the health and well-being of your child. 

Make sure your parenting plan covers custody for holiday seasons

This is the time of year when a lot of newly divorced parents realize – to their dismay – that they did not adequately account for the holidays on their parenting plans. Unfortunately, the issue of who gets the children for which holidays can become much more complicated than it needs to be.

Courtroom dramatics are great on TV, not so great in family law

Few things are more dramatic on TV than a taut courtroom scene. From pioneering TV characters such as Perry Mason and Ben Matlock to more modern attorneys Alicia Florrick and Professor Annalise Keating, courtroom speeches, breakdowns and confessions have populated some of television's most popular shows.While going to trial on TV is almost always good for ratings, in real life and family law, it often makes more sense to negotiate terms of a divorce and agree to a settlement -- including the division of assets and debt -- than it does to fight it out in a Fulton County courtroom. 

Late life divorce requires better planning

The life expectancy of Americans in most demographics is increasing. Of course, this is good news. However, there are numerous challenges that come with this increase of life expectancy. There are much greater medical costs for people as they get older. Further, illnesses and other complications can decrease the quality of life for many people.

Facing formidable financial choices in divorce

When you say "I do," you are in love and ready to spend your life with that very special person. When the relationship changes and the possibility of divorce becomes a reality, it can be difficult, to say the least, to sort through all of the accompanying emotions.

The Benefits of Working With a Divorce Lawyer

Most people think of contacting a lawyer as being something like death and taxes: They are usually unavoidable, but no one looks forward to it. Even with all the negative jokes about attorneys, anyone who has ever been through a complicated divorce can tell you that an experienced attorney is an invaluable asset.

Do Not Be Afraid of the Military Divorce Process

While divorce is always complicated and challenging, the situation is made much worse when one or both spouses are in the military. There are numerous added complications in divorce for military members that civilians never have to face.

New GOP tax proposal could have significant impact on divorce

As Americans, the vast majority of us almost never think about taxes. Once a year we have to do our returns, but other than that, most of us don’t stay up at night thinking about the United States tax code.

Challenges in determining child support in Georgia

Child support can be complicated even in the most simple of cases. Whenever there is anything to complicate matters – and there usually is – determining child support in a divorce or separation becomes even more challenging.

Social media and technology are helpful co-parenting tools.

Just last month on our blog, we discussed the dangers of social media, email and texting technology during divorce. We are always trying to impress upon our clients that any wrong move on social media could be disastrous for their divorces and their futures.

Does your visitation agreement account for school holidays?

Most families get into some kind of natural weekly rhythm, where everyone knows what’s going on generally every day of the week. However, no matter how solid a family’s weekly schedule might be, school holidays can cause significant scheduling problems, especially if both parents are earning an income in the workplace outside of the home.

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