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Key Issues to Consider in a Step-Parent Adoption

In a step-parent adoption, one of the biological parents is married to a third party who wishes to adopt the minor child in question as his or her own legal child. The rights of the absentee biological parent will be terminated during the course of the adoption, and the adopting party will step into the shoes of that parent and […]

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Family Law

Where Do I File My Divorce?

If you handle divorce cases in Columbus, Georgia, this issue comes up frequently because of the tens of thousands of soldiers and civilian employees at Fort Benning. They come from all over the country, so when divorce and family law problems arise, their first question is: Where do I file my divorce? Is it their home state of record? Is […]

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When Will This Be Over? The 5 Major Phases of Divorce

Everyone I represent in family law litigation in both Georgia and Alabama wants to know the answer to one primary question:  When will this divorce be over?  Or put another way:  What’s taking so long?  Divorces and custody modifications are emotionally exhausting and financially draining.  It’s understandable that clients want the uncertainty and animosity to come to an end as soon as […]

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