Child Custody

Essential Items to Include in a Parenting Plan

Children progress through a number of phases as they grow. If you are divorced and have a child, however, it is critical to have a well-written parenting plan that helps to deal with the various obstacles that could arise. Failure to create an adequate parenting plan can make life more difficult for you, your ex, […]

Divorcing When a Child has a Disability

It is not uncommon for unanticipated obstacles to arise during the divorce process. Sometimes, these obstacles are simple. For example, it can be difficult to find an experienced divorce attorney. Other obstacles are much more complex. For example, negotiating child support and a parenting plan with your soon-to-be-ex spouse when you have a child with […]

Is 50/50 Custody the Best Option for You?

Not everyone is certain exactly what “shared custody” is and some people confuse the term with joint custody or equal parenting. “Shared” custody, however, typically refers to physical custody situations in which a child lives and spends time with both parents.

While some people might think that shared custody is always best, the appropriateness of […]

Staying Safe When Co-Parenting With an Abusive Ex

Most people who have done it can tell you that co-parenting is a particularly difficult experience. This process, however, can become even more challenging if a person’s former spouse is abusive. In these situations, it is common to find co-parenting is more difficult than a person ever would have anticipated. In case you find yourself […]

Tips to Make Single Parenting a Little Bit Easier

Being a single parent is a difficult task, to say the least. Many people even find that it is the hardest thing that they have ever done. Even the best parents end up feeling overwhelmed and stressed out much of the time. Fortunately for single parents, there are some strategies they can follow to make […]

Protecting Your Parental Rights

Divorce is a stressful time for everyone. Like most stressful events, divorce has a way of affecting everyone differently. If children are involved, the end of a marriage can be a particularly challenging time. In the period following a divorce, it is common to experience difficulty in complying with a custody order or with how […]

Pursuing Visitation Rights as a Georgia Grandparent

Grandchildren play an important role in the lives of many grandparents, and vice versa. It is understandable that many grandparents desire to maintain ongoing relationships with their grandchildren. This relationship, however, can be jeopardized during a divorce. If you are a Georgia grandparent who is at risk of losing your relationship with your grandchildren, you […]

Parental Alienation Syndrome

Certain areas of family law, such as child custody and divorce, are some of the most challenging that a person can encounter. One of the most difficult areas of custody law concerns cases of parental alienation syndrome, which is also sometimes referred to as malicious parent syndrome. It might be surprising to learn that parental […]

Custody Advice for Stay-at-Home Dads

An increasing number of fathers today are taking on the role of stay-at-home parents while more mothers are becoming the primary earners in their families. When custody issues are involved, stay-at-home fathers can find themselves facing a number of obstacles. The following reviews some of the important steps that stay-at-home fathers can take to make […]

A Brief Guide to the UCCJEA

Much like the Georgia Child Custody Interstate Jurisdiction Act (GCCIJA), the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) was established to help determine where child custody disputes can be heard. One of the differences between these two bodies of law, however, is that the UCCJEA is intended to resolve interstate child custody disputes, but […]

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