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If you are the parent of a young child, particularly of preschool age, you may want to consider consulting a child psychologist before and during your divorce proceedings. According to this article, recent studies show that a collapsing family structure may lead to long-term behavioral problems in young children. Because your child’s “support network” is undergoing changes […]

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International child abduction affects thousands of children globally every year. In 1988, The United States adopted The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction in order to ensure that abducted children are immediately returned to their country of habitual residence. Ron Nelson, a close friend of our firm, writes an excellent article […]

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On May 1, 2012, the Governor signed into law a new bill that strengthens the rights of grandparents in Georgia. The new law, which is effective immediately, revises the former “no presumption” principle in child custody cases and prompts judges to rule in favor of visitation for grandparents who have financially supported or regularly visited their grandchildren. The […]

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On April 24, 2012, the Supreme Court of Georgia decided Ennis v. Ennis, holding that while minimum contacts over a nonresident party are necessary to adjudicate issues related to a marriage (i.e. alimony, division of marital property, and attorneys’ fees), they are not required to dissolve the marriage alone. The Court overturned the trial court’s […]

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This week, the Georgia Supreme Court decided Viskup v. Viskup, holding that venue is still proper when a petition is filed prior to respondent moving out of the county, but service is not perfected until after respondent has already moved. More notably, the Court further determined that an award of attorneys’ fees in a child […]

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On April 27, 2012, the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia is hosting a seminar that addresses some of the most important issues that exist in family law, and in society as a whole: Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse. The program will include such relevant speakers as Dalia Racine, Assistant District Attorney, […]

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While there certainly is more than one way to work with the press, I have found that being forthcoming with the media, even if my answer is “I don’t know”, or “I know but cannot and will not say”, has been the best.