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Do’s and Don’ts of Divorce

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Divorce | 0 comments

Do’s and Don’ts of Divorce

If you ask anyone who has been through a divorce what the process was like, some of them might tell you that it was not an easy process and that it was quite stressful. In some divorce situations, tensions run high, angry arguments are had and sometimes decisions are made in the heat of the moment that can have a lasting impact on you or your case. Since there are sometimes so many details that have to be sorted, it is common for some mistakes to be made. Sometimes there things that are advised that you do or don’t do during a divorce....

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Child Custody: Types of Psychological Evaluations

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 in Divorce, Family Law | 0 comments

Child Custody: Types of Psychological Evaluations

Divorce and Family Law – Child Custody Cases: Psychological Evaluations Highly, contested child custody cases generally mean that the parties and children involved in the case may be subjected to agency review, interviews by child custody evaluators and in some situations psychological testing and interviews with mental health care professionals. Most of the time a psychological evaluation is implemented in contested cases in which the custody of the children is in question and or in instances in which a parents mental status, illness,...

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What is the Bankruptcy Means Test?

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Bankruptcy | 0 comments

What is the Bankruptcy Means Test?

What is the Bankruptcy Means Test? The insolvency “means test” figures out if your salary is low enough for you to declare Chapter 7 bankruptcy. It is a direction meant to stay filers with higher wages from documenting for Chapter 7 liquidation. High wage filers who do not pass the means test take a look at might utilize Chapter 13 bankruptcy to reimburse a fraction of their obligations, but might not utilize Chapter 7 liquidation to wipe out their obligations altogether.  Then again, the filer does not have to be impoverished to...

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Protective Order from Unsafe Parents

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Divorce, Family Law | 0 comments

Protective Order from Unsafe Parents

In some situations involving divorce and family law cases in Georgia, it may be necessary to acquire a twelve month protective order, temporary protective order, also commonly referred to as a “TPO” to protect a child from a parent or other person who poses a significant danger or immediate threat to the safety or wellbeing of the child. It is the duty of all parents and care givers to ensure that a child is not placed in harm’s way and in cases where a child is intentionally placed in harm’s way or is threatened, harassed, or...

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Social Media and Copyright Infringement

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 in Business, Sports & Entertainment | 0 comments

Social Media and Copyright Infringement

Social media has become a tool for networking and communication between individuals ranging from celebrity status to average individuals seeking individualism and self-expression. Today with a click of a button anyone anywhere can share their latest creations, lyrics, images, writings, music, etc. with the world. Although this opportunity allows the image to increase in popularity and allows for many other individuals to admire the work it also allows for the works to become misappropriated by other individuals or corporations. While there...

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Divorce and Family Law: Your Privacy and Security

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Divorce, Family Law | 0 comments

Divorce and Family Law: Your Privacy and Security

When we are going through a divorce, suffer a loss, a break up, a painful change in our lives, we need to remember to take all the time we need to heal emotionally. Moving forward after a divorce and getting back on track with our lives doesn’t take a day. It takes a lot of small steps to allow us to break free from our broken state and move on- unknown. Moving forward in child custody, visitation, or divorce means that you try to rebuild your new state on a stable and secure foundation. In a divorce or family law case this means amplifying...

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Georgia Child Custody: What is Supervised Visitation?

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Divorce, Family Law | 0 comments

Georgia Child Custody: What is Supervised Visitation?

In a divorce or family law case, if there is a history of abuse in the family, especially toward the child, Georgia courts will most likely grant supervised visitation. The courts usually seek to promote a relationship between the child and both parents, obviously without jeopardizing the child’s well being in any way. Visitation rights in Georgia are awarded when a parent has no custody over the child. The court will set the guidelines for visitation depending on the circumstances and will ensure that they do not infringe in any way on the...

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How to Avoid an Entertainment Scam

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in Business, Sports & Entertainment | 0 comments

How to Avoid an Entertainment Scam

Avoiding entertainment scams is not always easy and it may take time and effort to discover whether or not an entertainment opportunity is a scam. Efforts to avoid entertainment scams while looking for opportunities can amount to a majority of the work when attempting to be discovered for stardom within the entertainment industry. It is estimated that one out of every ten entertainment organizations are legitimate while the factitious racketeering organizations appear a dime a dozen. Even companies that involve a large amount of employees can...

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How to Help Your Attorney in Your Divorce or Family Law Case

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Divorce, Family Law | 0 comments

How to Help Your Attorney in Your Divorce or Family Law Case

Include All Background History: Your lawyer will need to know all background history in a case in order to adequately represent you in your legal proceeding. Background may include any past court documents, cases, judgments, police reports, DCFS reports, reports of abuse, past relationship background information, income, education, etc. If it is a personal detail that is pertaining to the case then your attorney will need to be informed about it and you can ask your attorney if they need such information. If there are any “skeletons in the...

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Sports & Athlete Professionals and Divorce

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Divorce, Sports & Entertainment | 0 comments

Sports & Athlete Professionals and Divorce

Divorce for a professional sports athlete or coach can lead to complex situations that may make the legal process high profile and may make obtaining the divorce a long and convoluted process. The responsibilities associated with being a pro athlete are well known to be strenuous on a relationship and often times can lead to the dissolution of the marriage. “According to Mark Kreider of ESPN.com divorce rates are estimated to occur and resonate between 60 and 80 percent of all professional athlete marriages.” Common reasons for divorce...

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Entertainment Professionals and Divorce

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Divorce, Sports & Entertainment | 0 comments

Entertainment Professionals and Divorce

If you are currently married to an author, musician, actor, or artist and are seeking divorce than there are serious obligations to consider in terms of marital assets. In addition to typical aspects of divorce; such as, alimony, child support, child custody/visitation, and equitable divisions of property a divorce concerning an entertainer divorcee may also be subjected to disputes over divisions of copyrights, trademarks, or royalties. In entertainment divorce the divisions of labeled properties generally become the most disputed factors...

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What is a Domestic Relations Financial Affidavit (DRFA)?

Posted by on Jun 27, 2014 in Divorce, Family Law | 0 comments

What is a Domestic Relations Financial Affidavit (DRFA)?

A Domestic Relations Financial Affidavit or “DRFA” is a form mandated by the Georgia Superior Court system (Rule 24.2) that aids judges in determining the correct amount of child support to be paid based on the income of both parties. A DRFA can also be used to help determine how much alimony, if any is to be paid. This document may also be used for determining additional allowances for a child’s healthcare expenses or spousal support / alimony. The DRFA form is recognized as a sworn signed and notarized statement, drafted in the form of an...

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Tips For Settling a Contested Divorce Case

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 in Divorce | 0 comments

Tips For Settling a Contested Divorce Case

Contested divorce litigation and trial always ends in deeply rooted emotions and bitter feelings by both parties. So in instances when a contested divorce is able to be settled before physically going to court the resulted settlement is more beneficial to all parties involved as bits and pieces of the settlement enable them to obtain specifically what they want from the divorce. However, reaching a settlement for a contested divorce is seldom easy, because let’s face it, if it were easy it would most likely result in an uncontested divorce....

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Divorce and Death – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Divorce, Estates | Wills | Trusts | Probate | 0 comments

Divorce and Death – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

It can happen that your spouse passes before the final divorce decree has been issued, or while you are separated. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions regarding scenarios such as these: What happens to my spouse’s estate if he dies without a will while we are legally separated? If your spouse dies intestate, the estate will be divided according to Georgia’s intestacy laws. Since you were legally married, you would most likely have access to the estate, but you should consult an attorney. If my name is still on the house after...

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What is Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in a Divorce Case?

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Divorce, Family Law | 0 comments

What is Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in a Divorce Case?

Short of litigation, there are ways in which two parties can come to an agreement by using methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). ADR can oftentimes be cheaper and less stressful on families in an already stressful time. In fact, some courts now require an attempt at mediation before they can proceed with litigation. Alternative Dispute Resolution is usually classified into four subcategories: negotiation, mediation, collaborative law, and arbitration. While each of these four methods has their own benefits and features, there are...

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