Author Archives: Jay Butchko
What Kind Of Training Do Family Mediators Receive?
You might have heard that family mediators can help you handle your divorce in a civilized, stress-free, and affordable manner. But what exactly are mediators? How are they trained? What do they bring to the table? These are important questions, especially if you’re approaching divorce for the first time and have no idea what… Read More »
Why You Should Avoid Posting About Your Divorce on Social Media
These days, many people have no reservations about sharing every detail of their lives on social media. They do so without second thought, and few consider the consequences of pictures, comments, and videos they upload to these platforms. Fewer still realize that everything they upload stays on the platform permanently in some form or… Read More »
When Does Alimony End In Georgia?
Many spouses rely heavily on alimony payments after a divorce. One study suggests that women are more likely to feel a sense of financial satisfaction after divorce compared to men. Another study suggests that women are more likely to experience financial issues after divorce. Whatever the case may be, alimony payments are both a… Read More »
Pros And Cons Of Equitable Distribution In Georgia
Like most other states, Georgia follows a system of equitable distribution when it comes to dividing property in a divorce. With only nine states following a different system called “community property,” equitable distribution is by far the most popular option throughout the nation. But is it really the best system? What are the pros… Read More »
What Happens When Grandparents Fight For Child Custody In Georgia?
Sometimes, the best option for a child is to be raised by their grandparent. Parents may be unfit, in prison, deceased, or prevented from taking care of children in some other way. Grandparents are often the obvious choice to receive custody, having already demonstrated their parenting skills and being biologically related to the child…. Read More »
The Difference Between Legal And Physical Custody In Georgia
Custody is about more than just who spends time with the kids. There are two separate types of custody in Georgia: physical custody and legal custody. Understanding the difference between these two concepts will help you move forward with your divorce or custody issue with greater confidence and understanding. Physical Custody Physical custody addresses… Read More »
Types Of Protective Orders In Georgia
There are three primary types of protective orders in Georgia when it comes to protecting victims of violence or other forms of harassment – Family Violence Protective Orders, Stalking Protective Orders and Dating Violence Protective Orders. Family Violence Protective Orders Family violence protective orders are available to those individuals who are past or present… Read More »
Why You Should Become Financially Independent As Soon As Possible After A Divorce
Becoming financially independent after a divorce can be both exciting and daunting. The latter is true if you’ve never been financially independent before in your life, and you’ve lived your adult years under the guidance and dependency of your ex. Regardless of how you feel about this step, financial independence should be a priority… Read More »
My Ex Is Gambling Our Life Savings Away After A Divorce. What Can I Do?
People can react to divorce in different ways. Some take it reasonably well, accepting that the marriage is over and moving forward as best they can. Some become violent. Others remain in a state of denial, desperately trying to keep the marriage going despite its obvious conclusion. And some… well, some just get a… Read More »
Who Gets To Make Decisions For A Child If The Parents Have Shared Legal Custody?
Today, many parents are concerned about making the right decisions for their child when it comes to things like education, extracurricular activities, religion and medical treatment. But who makes decisions for your child when you share custody with your ex? This is a common question, and it can become complicated very quickly. Legal Custody… Read More »