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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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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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What Happens if We Never Actually Get Divorced in Georgia?

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

Many spouses in Georgia end their relationships without formally dissolving their marriages, and this can lead to a range of issues. The concept of becoming “estranged” from your former spouse is not a new concept, and some couples maintain this state of limbo for many decades. Some even go their entire lives without actually… Read More »

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What to Do if Your Ex is Destroying Property Before Divorce

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

Divorce can cause spouses to do all kinds of highly emotional, illogical things – and the destruction of marital property is just one example. Whether the property has high sentimental value or high monetary value, it always makes sense to protect your fair share as you approach your divorce. But what happens if your… Read More »

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How to Convince Your Ex to Try a Mediated Divorce

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

Mediation offers numerous advantages for divorcing spouses in Georgia, but sometimes it can be tricky to convince your ex of these benefits. Due to the turbulent emotions associated with the average divorce, spouses often struggle to spend more than five minutes together in the same room. If you believe that mediation is the right… Read More »

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