What kinds of rights do unwed parents have?

If you’re an unmarried parent in Georgia, getting visitation or custody rights can be challenging, particularly if you’re an unwed father. Many fathers are surprised to learn that establishing paternity doesn’t automatically grant them visitation rights. Here’s what you need to know about establishing your rights so that you can fight for child custody or […]

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Tactful ways to discuss prenuptial agreements

Getting engaged is a big step in your relationship, and it can be quite romantic. However, there is something less romantic that you may need to discuss during this time: a prenuptial agreement. Talking about prenuptial agreements can be uncomfortable, but there are tactful ways to approach this conversation. Take your time Too often, people […]

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Does Georgia recognize a legal separation?

Unlike other states, Georgia does not recognize the concept of formal legal separation. However, Georgia does recognize what are called separate maintenance actions. Unlike a divorce, a separate maintenance case leaves the marriage of the parties intact. As such, the couple is not free to remarry. On the flip side, separate maintenance may not be […]

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Understanding Stepparent Adoptions in Georgia

In many remarriage situations, the new spouses bond with each other’s children. It is not uncommon for the new spouse to take on the role of father or mother for the other spouse’s kids. For personal and legal reasons, many families want to proceed with a stepparent adoption. Although stepparent adoption is a great choice […]

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Family Law Issues Affecting the LGBT Community

Same-sex marriage was legalized at the federal level in 2015. This sweeping legalization is certainly a means of celebration for the LGBT community, and while same-sex couples can now get married in any state, they may hit some snags when it comes to divorce. This is largely because this change of law is still trickling […]

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How familiar are you with the family court system?

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 […]

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Alabama Supreme Court invalidates same-sex Georgia adoption

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. According to the facts of the case, two women, identified as E.L. and […]

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Why unmarried older couples should consider cohabitation agreements

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. While cohabitation is then very common among younger people, it’s also becoming increasingly popular among older […]

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What you need to know about family law mediation

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. Reaching a solution Mediation is a […]

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