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Tips for Getting Along With Your Ex-Spouse During the Holidays

By Amanda Speights / November 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

The holidays can be a challenging time for everyone. For divorced couples, they can be especially contentious. But they don’t have to be.

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The Ultimate Guide to Preparing for Divorce in Georgia

By Amanda Speights / September 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

Here’s an overview of the challenging questions you and your spouse may have to contend with during the course of the divorce.

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When a Family Member is Arrested for Domestic Violence: What to Do

By Amanda Speights / September 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

It can come as a shock: a close friend or family member has been accused of domestic violence. As a loved one, there are things you can do right away to help them. Taking action fast is critical – as many people, regardless of guilt or innocence, can face serious consequences even in the first 72 hours after the accusation has been made.

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Alimony in Georgia: How it Works

By Amanda Speights / August 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

According to the law in Georgia, married people are considered financially responsible for each other. And this doesn’t necessarily stop when you divorce.

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What Happens When You Settle Your Divorce in Mediation

By Amanda Speights / July 25, 2019 / 0 Comments

Georgia law requires all divorcing couples to go through mediation before they resort to a trial. While some divorce cases do wind up in court, the large majority can be settled in mediation — even the most contentious ones.

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What Happens When Your Divorce Goes to Trial

By Amanda Speights / July 25, 2019 / 0 Comments

During a trial, your lawyer will prepare documents, witnesses, and evidence and present a convincing case to a judge as to why you should receive what you’re asking for in the divorce settlement.

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How Adoption Works in the State of Georgia

By Amanda Speights / May 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

Adopting a child is a joyous occasion that can provide a meaningful experience for both the prospective parents and the adopted child. The steps to get there, however, can often become a tiresome and complicated process that can affect your life and the life of a child.

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How to Face a Divorce Later in Life
or After a Long Marriage

By Amanda Speights / April 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

Couples who divorce after a long marriage often split up for the same reasons that younger couples do. Things like infidelity, money troubles, regrets about past decisions, or even because they simply no longer get along together often lead to divorce for people over 50.

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How to Co-Parent After Divorce

By Amanda Speights / March 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

Co-parenting after a divorce is seldom easy. This is particularly true if you have a disputatious ex-partner. You may have genuine concerns about your ex’s parenting style or still feel so emotional about the divorce that you’re not sure if you will ever find a way to overcome all the resentment you still hold toward them.

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Child Custody Laws in Georgia Explained

By Amanda Speights / February 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

Divorce is never easy. When the divorce involves children and which parent they should live with, it often becomes more difficult and complex. Knowing what to expect can help to ensure that you make the right decision as you navigate your way through the child custody agreement process.

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