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Law bars stampede to court, but may motivate parents to seek new orders By ALYSON M. PALMER NEW CHILD SUPPORT guidelines went into effect Monday, but that’s not supposed to provide a basis for parents to seek modification of child support orders. Legislation passed in 2005 said the adoption of the new rules was itself […]

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WILLIE GARY persuaded judge to cut child support from $336K a year to $60K By ALYSON M. PALMER COURT DOCUMENTS don’t say whether high profile attorney Willie Gary flew to Atlanta for court proceedings on his Boeing 737, which has a gold-plated sink, or the original “Wings of Justice,” his slight-less-luxurious Gulfstream. But the shadow […]

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ATLANTA (AP) — Landing employment abroad shouldn’t affect former NFL wide receiver Andre Rison’s child-support obligations, said the attorney for the mother of two of his children. Two weeks after a DeKalb County judge ordered Rison arrested for failure to pay more than $100,000 in child support, Rison signed a contract to play with the […]

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July 19th, 2004

The Art of Distraction

Client comfort influences design choices at divorce firm The Daily Report When you stroll through the corridors of Kessler, Schwarz & Solomiany, there are no portraits of button-down managing partners staring down from their paneled perches. There isn’t even any paneling. Instead, there are a half-dozen lithographs by Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based artist David Schluss. His […]

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Panel examines impact of ruling that lets courts consider custodial parent’s relocation a substantial change in circumstances The Daily Report When Dr. David Bodne decided to relocate from Georgia to Alabama, he probably had no idea he’d be moving a piece of Georgia’s child custody law, too. Bodne and his wife divorced in 1999. Their […]

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By Richmond Eustis A list of Randall M. Kessler’s clients reads like a roster of people who claim celebrities have done them wrong. Kessler represented R&B star Keith Sweat’s former girlfriend in a custody action. He has helped the ex-wife of Atlanta Hawks all-star Eddie Johnson pursue $144,000 in overdue child support. He even handled […]

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By Richmond Eustis Although the Georgia courts haven’t recognized what he considers a man’s right not to support a child he didn’t father, Decatur resident Carnell A. Smith hopes the U.S. Supreme Court will do so. For 10 years Smith believed his former girlfriend, Toni W. Odom, when she said that he was the man […]

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By Richmond Eustis Former postal worker Rebecca Strong got her windfall from winning the lottery. Her ex-husband, John Pressley, is getting his from their divorce. A DeKalb County jury found Friday that Strong, 43, a former postal worker must pay Pressley $1.7 million in alimony. Pressley v. Strong-Pressley No. 98-cv-49964 (DeKalb Sup. verdict Feb. 18, […]