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Where Does Georgia Rank for Joint Custody?

By Buckhead Family Law |

Shared or joint custody is becoming a more common custody arrangement for divorced parents across the United States. It’s undeniable that co-parenting has its own set of unique challenges – no matter where you live. At Buckhead Family Law, we have represented many families who have opted for shared  or custody arrangements, and we’ve… Read More »

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

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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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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 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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Reasons Why Staying Together for The Children May Not Be the Best Idea

By Buckhead Family Law |

The language we use that circles around divorce can be scary – at Buckhead Family Law, we’ve heard it all when we talk about divorce and child custody in Atlanta. One of the most common (and disheartening) phrases we hear is that our clients are considering sucking it up and “staying together for the… Read More »

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“Equitable Caregivers” Under Georgia’s New Law

By Buckhead Family Law |

In July 2019, a new law took effect in Georgia which grants certain third parties the ability to seek visitation (and in some cases, custodial) rights to children they have helped to raise. The projected outcome of the bill’s passage was uncertain, with many worrying that the new law extended rights too far and… Read More »

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Guardians Ad Litem In Child Custody Actions

By Buckhead Family Law |

When you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse are going through a divorce, perhaps the most important and difficult issue that must be worked out is child custody. It is the public policy of the state of Georgia that the best interests of the child must drive any kind of custody determination, and if you and… Read More »

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Suing For Grandparents’ Visitation

By Buckhead Family Law |

The old saying is that it takes a village to raise a child, and very often, aunts, uncles, and grandparents will help parents to do just that.   Georgia law recognizes that it is extremely important for children to not only have a relationship with both parents, but for the children to also maintain a… Read More »

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What To Expect At Your Child Custody Hearing

By Buckhead Family Law |

For many parents, child custody determination can be by far the most intimidating part of their divorce.  This can be compounded even more by the fact that child custody hearings can involve a review of evidence and determination of issues that seem extremely broad in scope.  In addition, in some cases, a determination of… Read More »

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