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Streamlining Child Custody Exchanges after Divorce in Georgia

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

After a divorce,  parents may have numerous custody exchanges within a given month. These exchanges can be stressful and difficult to plan effectively. They also can lead to potential conflicts – especially after combative or bitter divorces. Fortunately, there are many things parents can do to streamline these custody exchanges. Keep in mind –… Read More »

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Do I Need to Hire a Mental Health Professional for My Child During a Divorce?

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

If you are concerned about your child’s mental health during a divorce, you might be considering whether to hire a mental health professional. It’s an understandable idea – especially considering the potential negative impacts children experience during a divorce. Determining whether and when to start a child with a mental health professional can sometimes… Read More »

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How Should I Communicate with My Mediator During a Divorce in Georgia?

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

Mediators play important roles in Georgia divorces, although many spouses aren’t entirely sure what to make of them. Should you view mediators in a friendly light? Is a professional approach more suitable? What can you tell your mediator, and should you avoid making certain admissions? While a divorce lawyer in Georgia can represent your… Read More »

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Selling Both Homes and Purchasing One Residence: How Could it Affect Divorce?

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

Spouses who own their own residences may wish to eventually sell both properties, pooling their resources together in order to purchase a more valuable home together. Sharing the costs of mortgage payments may be easier, and dual income may help spouses qualify for higher loans. However, while this may make sense from a financial… Read More »

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When Might Child Support Increase in Atlanta?

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

Although an initial child support agreement typically sets out a specific monthly sum that one parent must pay per month, these payments may increase over time. There are a number of situations that could lead to increases in child support, and it is helpful to learn more as you approach a potential child support… Read More »

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What Are Family Law Appeals in Georgia?

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

The word “appeal” stems from the Latin verb “appellare,” which means “to address.” In the legal world, people “appeal” decisions when they wish to address errors. In other words, you might want to file a family law appeal to make the court aware of a mistake. When a decision doesn’t go your way, you… Read More »

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Sleep Divorce: Is It a Pointless Trend or a Legitimate Form of Marriage Therapy?

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

According to a recent study, over 50 percent of couples in Georgia engage in something called “sleep divorce.” The concept is quite simple: Instead of breaking up or divorcing, couples simply decide to sleep in different rooms. It might seem straightforward, but does it actually work? Does it help fix marriages that are on… Read More »

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Will I Have a Jury Trial for My Family Law Case in Georgia?

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

Having your case decided by a jury of your peers is a cornerstone of the American legal system. But will your family law case be heard by a  jury in Georgia? This is a question that many spouses and parents have in Georgia. Is Your Family Law Case “Contested?”  If you and the person… Read More »

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What Is the Burden of Proof for Divorces in Georgia?

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

The “burden of proof” is a common concept used in the legal world – and it also applies to divorces. The burden of proof is a legal concept regarding who has the obligation how to prove something and by what standard it needs to be proved. Understanding the burden of proof can help you… Read More »

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How Do You Prove Substance Abuse in a Georgia Divorce?

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

One of Georgia’s “grounds for divorce” is “habitual drug addiction,” and this is becoming a common issue in many divorces throughout the state. According to the latest statistics, about 6.5% of Georgia residents use illicit drugs. Both overdoses and excessive drinking kills thousands of people each year in the State of Georgia, and these… Read More »

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