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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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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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Can I Get a Restraining Order Even if My Spouse Never Hit Me?

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

Many spouses live in a state of fear. These victims may feel as though they are one step away from being harmed – perhaps even murdered. This sense of fear can feel like torture – even if your partner never actually lays a hand on you. Can you really get help if your spouse… Read More »

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Child Support in Georgia: What if Spouses Have Equal Incomes?

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

In the modern era, it is more common than ever before for both parents to work full-time jobs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, both spouses are employed in about 50% of all families across the nation. This trend seems to be increasing with each passing year. The PEW Research Center states that… Read More »

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Who Moves Out of the Family Home after I File for a Restraining Order?

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

Filing for a restraining order can feel like a daunting step for many reasons. You may be reluctant to point the finger at your spouse – even after years of abuse. You may worry about how this will affect your children. You might be concerned about your financial well-being after you lose the income… Read More »

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Can Child Support Include College Tuition In Georgia?

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

Many parents in Georgia dream of sending their children to college. But with rising tuition costs, it often feels like this dream is moving further and further out of reach. This may be especially true for divorced parents, who may be struggling with serious financial limitations after their marriages come to an end. There… Read More »

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What Kind Of Training Do Family Mediators Receive?

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

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 »

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Why You Should Avoid Posting About Your Divorce on Social Media

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

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 »

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What Happens When Grandparents Fight For Child Custody In Georgia?

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

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 »

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Types Of Protective Orders In Georgia

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

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 »

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