Author Archives: Jay Butchko
Valuation Methods Of Businesses In Divorce
Reaching an equitable financial settlement in a Georgia divorce case can be tricky, especially when one or more of the spouses involved owns and operates a business. How do you place a value on these companies? In order for everything to be split in a fair manner, a monetary amount needs to be placed… Read More »
Parental Alienation: Identifying, Addressing, And Combating This Family Law Challenge
It’s actually extremely common for children to take one parent’s side in a divorce, especially if the kids are old enough to fully understand what’s going on. But it’s something else entirely when a child starts refusing to see the other parent, or the other parent doesn’t follow court-ordered visitation or joint-custody plans. At… Read More »
Life Forward – Let Me (Re)Introduce Myself, I’m Melissa Davis
In the modified words of The Rolling Stones, please allow me to (re)introduce myself. Last week, I legally restored my name to Melissa Davis. And it’s good to be me again. There’s no grudge or anything to prove. It’s just about me being me. Yes, it’s going to be a nightmare to go to the DMV and Social… Read More »
Reasons A Court May Change Or Modify Custody
When a divorce is finalized where the parties have minor children, child custody is decided as well. There are many different parenting time arrangements that can be uniquely tailored to meet the best interests of the children. The children may live full time with one parent, or the parents may share custody, either splitting… Read More »
When 50/50 Custody Works And Doesn’t Work
Custody arrangements for the kids are one of the most contentious parts of any divorce. If you’re going through a high-asset divorce, then, on top of dividing the marital finances, you also need to make sure that both parents share time with the children in a manner that works best for everyone involved. Although… Read More »
Intellectual Property In A Divorce – Who Owns It?
Splitting up assets in a complex financial divorce includes considering everything owed by each spouse, including intellectual property. Who owns this kind of property? Which spouse ends up keeping the rights to it? Do both end up getting some of the profits brought about by the intellectual property? At Buckhead Family Law, we know… Read More »
Cryptocurrency – Finding It And Dividing It In A Divorce
Cryptocurrency is more than the just the latest trend to invest in (or not). It is also being used by soon-to-be former spouses to hide assets during a complex financial divorce. Crypto is tricky because it can be hard to locate, as it doesn’t really exist on a physical level. You can’t hold crypto… Read More »
Five Benefits To Filing First In A Divorce
The decision to move forward with a divorce filing is unquestionably difficult. One factor in making that decision for many people can be whether to file themselves or wait to see if their spouse files before them. For many people, this also raises the question of whether there are any benefits to being the… Read More »
What Are Legal Custody And Final Decision-Making Authority In A Parenting Plan?
Georgia law recognizes two forms of custody: physical and legal. Physical custody governs which parent has the right to physically have the children with them at any given time. Legal custody, on the other hand, governs each parent’s access to information about the children and how major decisions affecting the children are made. This… Read More »
Should I Request A Jury In My Georgia Divorce Case?
Should I Request a Jury in My Georgia Divorce Case When it comes to choosing who will help you and your soon-to-be former spouse divide up your marital assets and determine your child support amounts, you have several choices. You can either let the judge decide, choose an arbitrator, or, if you live in… Read More »