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Role of a Guardian Ad Litem in Divorce and Custody Matters

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If you are getting a divorce in Georgia and custody of children is at issue, you know that things can get contentious along the way. To help smooth this path, sometimes, a court will appoint a Guardian Ad Litem to your case, pursuant to the rules under Georgia Uniform Superior Court Rule 24.9. At… Read More »

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What to Do When Your Child Refuses to Visit Their Other Parent After Divorce

By Buckhead Family Law |

It can be absolutely heartbreaking when your child refuses to visit another parent after a divorce in Georgia. A part of you feels sad for your child, who is obviously going through a flood of emotions they are often not equipped to handle, and a part of you may even feel bad for your… Read More »

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Long-Distance Parenting Plans: 5 Do’s and Don’ts

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Long-distance parenting plans can be difficult to create and follow for a number of reasons. Living miles apart makes schooling, activities, family events, and sharing time together extremely difficult. Whether your child switches schools to make it work, or simply goes to live with one parent during the summer, the transition isn’t easy on… Read More »

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A New Year with New (Co-Parenting) Resolutions

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With the new year comes the opportunity for new year’s resolutions and as a divorced or separated parent, a great time to evaluate the good and bad of your co-parenting arrangements. At Buckhead Family Law we know that some of you may have a great co-parenting system, while others may face a more challenging… Read More »

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Tips for Co-Parenting During the Holidays After Divorce

By Buckhead Family Law |

Especially the first time around, co-parenting during the holidays can be an extremely difficult road for some parents to navigate. The holidays mean so much to so many people, and it can be a bit challenging, disappointing, and even sad after going through a divorce in Georgia during the holiday season. The good news… Read More »

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Mandatory Georgia Parenting Seminars – Information and Locations

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In child custody actions in Georgia, such as a divorce with minor children and child custody modification actions, Georgia Courts require that both parties attend a seminar designed to assist parents in dealing with the effects of divorce and custody proceedings on children. These seminars cover such topics as: The developmental stages of childhood;… Read More »

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Statutory Factors for Determining Custody in Georgia

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When parents decide to divorce or separate in the state of Georgia, there is an urgent need to determine how the couple will share custody of their children. At Buckhead Family Law, we understand that determining custody is never an easy task. Sometimes, a custody agreement can be reached just between the parents if… Read More »

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Incorporating a Safety Plan into Your Parenting Plan in Georgia: When You Need It and What to Include

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Having both parents play an active role in a child’s life is important to the child’s success and development. Additionally, the quality of parent/child relationships is largely dependent on having an adequate amount of time to develop and nurture primary relationships, according to Psychology Today. However, when a parent struggles with drug or alcohol… Read More »

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Legitimation of Children in Georgia – 2020 Georgia Case Law Update

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When a child is born to unwed parents in Georgia, the biological father must file a petition for paternity and have paternity established to be acknowledged as the child’s legal father and allow a court to enforce his duty to financially support his child. However, this is not the only step in the process… Read More »

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Tired of Your Kids Staring at Screens? How to Keep Kids Social in the New World of Social Distancing

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This new norm is tough. One of the most challenging uphill battles that parents are currently struggling with is figuring how to keep kids social with social distancing restrictions. It can be really tough, and more kids of all ages have taken to staring at their screens instead of connecting with others because face-to-face… Read More »

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