‘Family Law’ Category

Family Law

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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divorce, 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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divorce, Family Law

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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divorce, Family Law

Is My Divorce Contested or Uncontested?

I am asked this question by clients more often than any other question.  And, ironically, this is the question that I am probably least able to answer on my own.  First, I’ll define the terms.  An uncontested divorce means that the parties are in agreement on ALL issues currently confronting them and are willing to enter into a contract of […]

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Family Law

5 Myths About Filing For Divorce

There are many myths about filing for divorce.  Here are the Top 5 misconceptions that I’ve encountered during the 23 years that I have been working with clients: 1.  I Should File My Divorce in the City/County Where I Got Married:  I get calls every week from people living all over the country who think they need to come to the […]

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