What is a Prenuptial Agreement?

If you are getting married in Georgia, you may have heard other people talking about prenuptial agreements, which are sometimes referred to as premarital agreements. Many individuals who decide to get married work with a Georgia family law attorney to draft and sign a contract that states what will happen in the event of a divorce. Although the tradition of … Read More

Should I Sign a Prenuptial Agreement?

In Georgia, there is currently no Uniform Prenuptial Agreement Act, a congressional act that standardizes how courts will view and accept the terms of a premarital contract. Georgia law still permits couples who are getting married, however, to enter into a prenuptial agreement, which almost any couple can utilize. Even if the parties do not have substantial assets or debts … Read More

7 Different Types of Divorce in Georgia

Divorce, as we know it on dramatized TV and in the news with celebrity couples, isn’t exactly the way it is with most Georgia divorces. Divorces today typically takes place behind the scenes, and though sometimes intense and complex, they often result in a fair settlement between the two parties when it comes to property, children, and other monetary compensation. … Read More

What Will Happen to My Children After My Divorce in Georgia?

If you and your spouse are going through a divorce, you may be wondering what will happen to your children and how the State of Georgia will determine custody and visitation rights. Georgia law is specific in determining what happens to children after a divorce and will consider the needs of your children based on several different factors that the … Read More

Paternity and Legitimation: You are the Father! (Maybe?)

One of the more common cases nowadays in family law or domestic relations law is a paternity case or legitimation case.  This is where usually a mother, but sometimes a father desires to set parental rights and responsibilities for the father of her child and have the father declared by the court to be the legal and biological father or … Read More

Child Custody and Support: Best Interest of the Child

During a divorce when children are part of the marriage, child custody and support will be a large part of the divorce process.  The court will in fact be very aware and always wary that the best interest of the child or children are being looked after while the parents spend some time arguing about what debts go to who … Read More

Divorce Happens

 Unfortunately sometimes relationships in our lives can become unhealthy for us mentally and even physically.  When this relationship is the one with our husband or wife, a possible solution is divorce.  There can be a myriad of feelings from anger or frustration to hope and relief when a client meets with me in my office contemplating or desiring to begin … Read More

Avoiding Probate

Probate is the process of going through the probate court to have your belongings distributed to your heirs.  If you have a last will and testament the probate court will first ensure that it has been properly created and executed, as it will serve as written instructions that the court and your executor will follow to distribute all your belongings … Read More

Durable Power of Attorney: A Powerful Tool to Get Things Done

Sometimes we need someone we trust to fill in for us and act for us when we need to accomplish certain tasks and are not able to ourselves because of distance, age, disability, or even time.  A solution to these concerns as they arise is having a Power of Attorney written up and executed.  A Power of Attorney gives someone … Read More

Living Will and Healthcare Power of Attorney

As with a Last Will and Testament we can find ourselves in a predicament where  important medical and healthcare decisions need to be made at any given time.  It could happen either by an automobile accident, injury working, or as time goes by in old age.  Before July 1st, 2007 you could have had a Living Will and Healthcare Power … Read More