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October 2010 Archives

Co-Parenting, A Way to Make Divorce Easier on the Kids

People generally get married with the intention that they will stay together forever. They plan to find the perfect home in the perfect Georgia neighborhood, fill it with laughing children and live happily ever after. Real life is not a perfectly scripted fairytale and often things happen, people change and many marriages end in divorce for one reason or another. It can be a stressful time full of confusing emotions and instability.

Social Networking Sites: A Vast Source of Divorce Evidence

Social networks like MySpace, Twitter and Facebook have become widely used as a form of communication. What started as a teenage fad has spread to include users of all ages and from all walks of life. Users can create profile pages in which they can post pictures from their daily lives, share mass notifications of important updates in their personal lives or comment on a variety of current event issues across the nation.

Georgia's Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Protection Orders Are Shields

During the month of October football players wear hot pink gloves or shoes, the post office has special breast cancer stamps and coffee shops have hot pink sleeves covering their cups to remind people that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. No color has been designated by the media to represent domestic violence, but it is important to remember that October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Georgia and across the nation.

Miami Heat Star Dwyane Wade Testified in Custody Dispute, Admitted Regret

NBA "All Star" Dwyane Wade has recently made headlines in the news for issues other than his hamstring injury causing him to miss a percentage of the basketball preseason. The Miami Heat guard testified in family court on Friday and resumed the testimony on Monday over modification of the child custody order concerning his two young sons, ages 8 and 3.

I'll Be There For You... Maybe

Breaking news flashed across televisions from LA to Georgia announcing the possible dissolution of the marriage between Courteney Cox and David Arquette. The couple announced that they would experiment with a trial separation before permanently ending their relationship through a high-asset divorce.

Daughters May Empower Moms to Leave Abusive Relationship

Divorce studies often show that married couples with first-born daughters are more likely to get divorced than couples who have had a first-born son. In fact, in a study done in 2003 at UC Berkeley, it was found that the risk of divorce was 5 percent higher with a first-born daughter than with a son, and it was 10 percent higher when the couple had three or more daughters.

Los Angeles Court Judge Set to Decide Dodgers' Ownership

Baseball, fondly known to many as "America's Pastime" has been a family court headliner for weeks. Los Angeles Dodgers' owners Frank and Jamie McCourt have been involved in an extremely high-asset divorce. A huge issue in the resolution of the case has been whether or not the Dodgers are Frank's separate property or if they should be considered marital property and a part of the asset division.

GA Supreme Court Rules Judge Has Discretion to Award Lump Sum Child Support

The Georgia Supreme Court clarified the child support guidelines statute OCGA § 19-61-5 concerning judicial discretion when awarding child support payments. The court held that a trial court judge has discretion to award the lump sum payment of a child support obligation should the circumstances of a divorce warrant such an award.

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