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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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Mediation as an Alternative to Custody Litigation in Georgia: Does It Work?

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

A custody battle can be extremely challenging for the entire family in Georgia. Putting aside the cost, time, and stress, litigation can also be very difficult for minor children involved. Faced with these challenging issues, many parents may attempt to create custody plans behind closed doors. This is indeed possible in Georgia, and mediation… Read More »

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When Do Judges Challenge Child Custody and Support Agreements?

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

Spouses often choose mediation when approaching difficult divorce-related issues such as child support and custody. Mediation offers many advantages, such as allowing parents to resolve their differences and come to agreements in a cost-effective and expedited manner. Although mediated child custody agreements are certainly possible, there is no guarantee that the family courts will… Read More »

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How Does Mental Health Affect Custody in Georgia?

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

Mental health is a concern throughout the country and is often a factor in custody cases. Unfortunately, due to inherited traits, external situations or both, many individuals struggle with their mental health, which cause myriad effects like stressful situations both at work and at home, concern about that parent’s stability and concerns about the… Read More »

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The Difference Between Legal And Physical Custody In Georgia

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

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 »

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Who Gets To Make Decisions For A Child If The Parents Have Shared Legal Custody?

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

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 »

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How To Identify The Best Interests Of The Child

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

When you are planning for a child custody case in Georgia, or if you are in the early stages of a child custody case in the Atlanta area, it is essential to know that child custody will ultimately be decided based on what is in the best interests of the child (or the children)…. Read More »

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How To Plan For Holidays With Shared Child Custody

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

Sharing custody of your child with your ex can be difficult and complicated for a variety of reasons, and establishing a schedule for holidays can be particularly complex. When you are developing a parenting plan and considering how holidays will be shared, it is important to think carefully about planning for holidays. Under Georgia… Read More »

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How To Prepare For Your Child Custody Case

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

Getting ready for a child custody case in Georgia can be complicated, and it is important to do everything you can to prepare for your case. Whether your child custody case will be part of a divorce or you will be going through a child custody case with someone to whom you are not… Read More »

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How To Find The Right Child Custody Lawyer For My Case

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

Child custody cases are complex, and they are often very emotional for all parties involved. When you are anticipating a child custody case in Georgia, it is essential to find the right lawyer to handle your case and to help you through this complicated process. It will be important to hire a lawyer with… Read More »

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