Monthly Archives: December 2016

U.S. Department of State Two-Parent Consent Law

The U.S. Department of State represents the United States at more than 270 diplomatic locations around the world. Thus, this agency governs the relationships between the United States and other countries as well as restrictions placed on citizens between these countries. In July of 2001, the U.S. Department of State implemented a law regarding passport […]

Termination of Parental Power

A previous article explored the possibility of custody being taken away from a parent. This should not be confused with parental powers. To begin, loss of custody will not affect the legal relationship between the child and parent, but instead the living arrangements. Here, you may lose the ability to make decisions about your child’s […]

Can My Child Be Taken Away From Me?

The joy that a child brings to a parent is immeasurable. From the moment a child enters a parent’s life, a special love and bond is formed that lasts a lifetime. Thus, it is understandable that the pain caused from a parent losing custody of his or her child can be immense. Because of this, […]

Can My Child Require Payment From Me?

It is the job of parents to provide for and protect their children, especially young children who have limited means of accomplishing this on their own. Along with this duty comes the responsibility of raising children who can grow into the adults that you want them to be. In order to accomplish this, many parents […]

Am I in a Common Law Marriage?

When most people think of marriage, a wedding ceremony comes to mind. You first get a marriage license and then have some type of service performed. Witnesses are there to celebrate your love and afterwards you are legally married. However, this is not the only way for a person to be “married.” There is such […]

Can My Child’s Grandparents Force Visitation?

Most often, visitation cases involve disputes between the parents of a child. However, visitation may also be granted in some cases to the grandparents of a child. These cases often arise when a grandparent believes that he or she is unreasonably being denied visitation with the child and would like the court to intervene in […]

Is Domestic Violence Occurring in My Home?

What comes to mind when most people envision domestic violence is physically battered spouse. She is the woman who lives in fear of her everyday life, blaming herself for the pain that she must endure, and who does not know how or is unable to get herself out of an awful situation. There are thousands […]

Pet Issues During a Divorce

No one quite understands the love for a pet better than a pet owner. These pets can be spoiled beyond belief, from personalized grooming to doggie hotels. The adoration has no limit. Many would even consider these pets to be their own children. Therefore, it is difficult for many pet owners to comprehend that the […]

How a Military Divorce is Different

Anytime a couple or family goes through a divorce, there are bound to be many complications and considerations to take into account. If either spouse is a military member, there will also be unique issues that are not present in other divorce proceedings because military divorces are governed by both state and federal laws. Due […]

Should I Have a Jury Hear My Divorce Case?

Most people picture a divorce proceeding as a case that a judge presides over and is the ultimate trier of fact, but this is not always the case. In fact, Georgia and Texas are the only two states in which couples seeking to dissolve a marriage have the right to divorce by jury. Under Georgia […]