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What Should I do if My Ex Will Not Return Our Child?

Parental kidnapping, the act of a parent violating a custody order or concealing the location of a child, is one thing that every newly separated or divorced parent worries about. Each year nearly 800,000 children are kidnapped and approximately 200,000 of these children are abducted by their parents. Often influenced by a fear of losing […]

Who Pays Visitation Expenses?

After the custody battle is over and visitation is established, that does not mean that a couple will never have a disagreement again. Once parents begin following their court ordered visitation schedule, problems that were not previously considered often come up. A common question that one or both parents will find themselves asking is who […]

Why Your Lawyer Needs to Know About Domestic Violence Accusations

The connection between domestic violence and divorce is one that psychologists continue to explore. One thing that is not often discussed is how false allegations of domestic abuse can negatively affect a divorce or custody case. Being accused of domestic violence is stressful and can play a major role in your case, but embarrassment often […]

Preparing to Receive Child Custody Psychological Evaluation Results

 

The final determination of child custody is often based on what the court believes is in the best interest of the child. Unfortunately, when two parents are fighting for custody and the child is unwilling or unable to express a preference the court may utilize the aid of a child psychologist when making its final […]

Pros and Cons of Georgia Child Support Enforcement

Child support is often awarded to custodial parents in order to ensure the non-custodial parent provides financial assistance to children from a relationship that has ended. Some parents choose to handle child support privately without involving the court system at all. In this situation, the non-custodial parent will give money directly to the custodial parent […]

Understanding Joint Legal Custody

Custody of minor children is one of the most contested issues during a divorce or the end of a long term relationship. Both parents often wish to retain physical custody of their children in order to preserve their parent-child bond or to reduce the financial obligation of child support. ┬áDuring child custody hearings in Georgia, […]

Why Keeping Your Family Out of the Loop During a Divorce is a Bad Idea

Getting divorced is never easy for a couple, and one of the most difficult parts of the painful process is telling family members and friends that your marriage is ending. The conversation is often uncomfortable, embarrassing, and emotional, leading some adults to put off discussing the divorce for as long as possible. Unfortunately, refusing to […]

Tips for Feeling Safe in Your Home After a Separation

Years of living with another adult can make the transition from one half a couple to single adulthood difficult. Most focus on adjusting to having a single income household and raising children without daily assistance, forgetting that the simple act of being in a house alone is sometimes daunting. Taking steps to make your house […]

Child Custody Requests That Backfire

Parents who decide to separate or divorce are often worried about the effect their choice will have on their mutual children. A parent who is committed to preserving the mental and physical health of his or her children will want to spend as much time as possible with those children following the divorce. Unfortunately, there […]

Summer Visitation Advice

Extended visits with a non-custodial parent typically take place during the summer months. Regardless of whether your child is staying close to home or going on an out-of-state vacation, preparing for summer visitation can be difficult for both parents. Custodial parents are often anxious about spending a large amount of time away from their children, […]