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Can I Adopt My Step-Child? Is Step-Parent Adoption Right for My Family?

By Buckhead Family Law |

Adoption of a stepchild by a step-parent can be a wonderful way to provide stability and a loving family environment for a child. The process can be relatively straightforward if all parties agree to the adoption, and a step-parent adoption in certain situations can provide tremendous benefits for the family as a whole. However,… Read More »

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Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Actions That Can Actually Hurt (or Help) Your Custody Case

By Buckhead Family Law |

Custody cases are a tricky, tight-rope balancing act. Want to know how you can hurt your custody case in Atlanta? At Buckhead Family Law, we see it every day, and it’s actually easier to self-sabotage than you think. In today’s world of “going live” social media and the constant documentation of every step we… Read More »

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The Tech Savvy Single Parent: Best Apps on the Market to Help with Divorce and Custody

By Buckhead Family Law |

Technology has improved so many fundamental aspects of our lives, and now, it also serves as a support tool for those navigating divorce and custody in Atlanta. How you ask? In recent years, our tech development teams have created some of the absolute best divorce and custody apps to help divorced parents find their… Read More »

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How Do Child Support Deviations Impact How Child Support Is Calculated In My Georgia Divorce or Action for Modification of Child Support?

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When one or both parents file for divorce in Georgia, the court takes special care to protect and advocate for the child or children of the marriage.  In order to do so, the Georgia Child Support Commission has created Child Support Guidelines and a Child Support Worksheet to help navigate the calculation of child… Read More »

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What Does a 50/50 or Joint Custody Agreement Look Like?

By Buckhead Family Law |

Child custody litigation can be all-consuming – so, at Buckhead Family Law, we’re here to help lessen your load. If you have agreed to or have a court order for joint custody in Atlanta, you may wonder what happens next. The term “joint” custody refers to both the physical and legal custody of children…. Read More »

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Can My 401(k), Retirement Accounts and Pension Be Divided by the Court in My Divorce?

By Buckhead Family Law |

Many people have strong feelings about their retirement benefits. They may have worked for a company for many years before earning a pension or relied on their employer’s contribution to help fund their 401(k), which may make them feel very possessive of these funds. While you may think that because your retirement account only… Read More »

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Can Parental Rights Be Terminated in a Georgia Custody Matter?

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The State of Georgia employs a two-pronged approach to evaluating the termination of an individual’s parental rights. The first consideration determines whether the statutory grounds for termination have been met. The statutory grounds for the termination of parental rights under O.C.G.A § 15-11-310 include: Parental consent to termination of the voluntary surrender of the… Read More »

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Preparing Affidavits for Use at a Temporary Custody Hearing in Georgia

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When one or both spouses decide to separate and file for divorce, their main concern is often the changes in lifestyle for their children. Where and with whom they will live, when they will see the other parent, and provisions for child support are issues that need to be dealt with sooner rather than… Read More »

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Tips for How to Talk to Kids About Divorce

By Buckhead Family Law |

One of the most heartbreaking conversations we deal with at Buckhead Family Law is the one regarding how to talk to your child about divorce. Unfortunately, there isn’t a one size fits all guide regarding this type of conversation. The course of this conversation will depend on so many different aspects of your life… Read More »

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Are There Alternatives to Prenuptial Agreements (Prenups) in Georgia?

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For anyone who proposed or accepted an engagement ring and is about to get married, saying or hearing, “Hey, let’s create a prenup!” may sound a little frustrating.  A “prenup” refers to a prenuptial agreement, which is designed to protect a future spouse’s property and assets in the event of divorce. For people seeking… Read More »

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