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Tips For a Safe and Happy Halloween – 2020

By Buckhead Family Law |

  Halloween celebrations are certainly looking different this year, especially for children. Many beloved fall festivities have been canceled and the CDC has strongly advised against trick-or-treating, leaving many parents unsure of how to provide a safe and fun Halloween for their kids at a time when they need it most. Even though trick-or-treating… Read More »

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The Marital Balance Sheet: What Assets Are Subject to Division in Georgia

By Buckhead Family Law |

The division of marital assets can be a tricky and complex undertaking. At Buckhead Family Law, one of the most common questions that we hear when assisting clients going through a divorce is, “what property is subject to division in Georgia?” Are there things that are solely your own and do not have to… Read More »

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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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Preparing Affidavits for Use at a Temporary Custody Hearing in Georgia

By Buckhead Family Law |

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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5 Things to Know about Getting a Temporary Protective Order in Georgia

By Buckhead Family Law |

As people have been stuck at home during the coronavirus quarantine, instances of domestic abuse have been on the rise. For those suffering from domestic abuse, Georgia courts offer an expedited process to obtain immediate legal protection from your abuser: a family violence temporary protective order (“TPO”). While the process to obtain a TPO… Read More »

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Served with a Temporary Protective Order? Here’s what to do.

By Buckhead Family Law |

Georgia courts have the authority to issue temporary protective orders (“TPOs”) upon the filing of a sworn petition by an alleged family violence victim. After a petition is filed, a judge will examine the petition and, if the allegations sufficiently state a claim for family violence, the judge will issue an “ex parte” TPO—meaning,… Read More »

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What can I do if coronavirus interferes with my wedding plans? Will I lose my deposits with my venue and other contractors?

By Buckhead Family Law |

Coronavirus, or COVID-1, is causing a significant upheaval in our society, forcing people to cancel plans, including weddings, rehearsal dinners and other important events that have been planned for months (or even a year or more) and stay at home under orders from local and state governments. One side effect of these “shelter in… Read More »

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Arbitration In Divorce and Family Law Matters

By Buckhead Family Law |

Arbitration is one of several alternative dispute resolution processes that can be used to resolve a divorce or other family law matter in Georgia.  It is often used when parties have reached an impasse in their divorce or family law matter and wish to resolve the issues without going to court.  Arbitration is similar… Read More »

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ADULT GUARDIANSHIPS & CONSERVATORSHIPS

By Buckhead Family Law |

There are certain circumstances where an adult may need assistance managing his or her own affairs. If this is the case, one option is to seek an adult guardianship or conservatorship. There are three main circumstances where an adult may need a guardian to assist in managing his or her own affairs. One circumstance… Read More »

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Is Alimony Possible In My Georgia Divorce?

By Buckhead Family Law |

Historically, when two people got divorced, it was common or even customary for one spouse (usually the wife) to receive alimony from the other. However, there are numerous societal evolutions that have started to make that far less normal than it once was. If you are about to file for divorce, it is important… Read More »

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