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What Happens When Your Divorce Goes to Trial

By Amanda Speights / July 25, 2019 / Comments Off on What Happens When Your Divorce Goes to Trial

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 / Comments Off on How Adoption Works in the State of Georgia

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 / Comments Off on How to Face a Divorce Later in Life
or After a Long Marriage

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 / Comments Off on How to Co-Parent After Divorce

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 / Comments Off on Child Custody Laws in Georgia Explained

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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Understanding Child Support In Georgia

By Amanda Speights / January 29, 2019 / Comments Off on Understanding Child Support In Georgia

Every child in Georgia deserves to be cared for both physically and financially. Child support laws help ensure that happens. As you work toward an agreement, however, it can be helpful to understand how the process works.

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Who Gets Custody?

By Amanda Speights / January 29, 2019 / Comments Off on Who Gets Custody?

Every parent wants what is best for their children. Sometimes, however, parents disagree on what that is. At Speights Law, our lawyers strive to help parents in Canton and the surrounding areas of Georgia work out child custody arrangements that support the best interests of the children involved.

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Can I Change My Child’s Last Name After a Divorce?

By Amanda Speights / September 6, 2018 / Comments Off on Can I Change My Child’s Last Name After a Divorce?

Although more hyphenated last names have been used in recent years, the overwhelming majority of children born in the United States tend to take their father’s last name.

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6 Reasons Couples End Their Marriages

By Amanda Speights / June 8, 2018 / Comments Off on 6 Reasons Couples End Their Marriages

Every marriage has its challenges. Some of these are very unique. Others are not. While some couples do manage to work their way through things and stay together, many marriages simply end.

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Understanding a Parenting Plan in Georgia

By Amanda Speights / February 12, 2018 / Comments Off on Understanding a Parenting Plan in Georgia

If you have a custody case, whether it is a divorce, legitimation, or modification of custody, a parenting plan is required. Below are some common questions clients often ask regarding parenting plans.

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