For many couples who consider divorce, one of the first things on their minds is how it will impact their children. For decades, family therapists and a variety of other experts believed that divorce inevitably harmed children.
Cases involving failure to pay child support in Georgia and elsewhere receive public attention. However, when the person failing to a pay support obligation is a former member of the National Basketball Association, people take notice - especially if the individual owes nearly $1 million in child support.
At Abbott & Abbott in Marietta and Canton, Georgia, we understand that people going through a divorce or facing any other family law matter want information. You have a lot on your mind. You have questions that you want answered. We are here to answer your questions and provide you the information you need to make the right decisions for you and your family. This blog is one method of providing that information.
You may have already heard about the Atlanta-based law firm that agreed to represent the House of Representatives in defense of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and then changed its mind.
For some people, divorce is a bitter and gruesome battle, and ex-spouses never speak with each other again. That is the scene many people picture when they imagine divorce. The concept leaves a bitter taste in people's mouths, and it makes them reluctant to admit they are considering divorce.
When people think about the decisions many celebrities make, we often regard them as good examples of what not to do. Some celebrities seem to assume that they have so much money that they can afford to be financially careless.
There are numerous grounds for divorce in Georgia, including mental incapacity at the time of marriage, adultery, willful desertion, repeated substance abuse and cruelty. However, many couples are hesitant to file for divorce, regardless of how justified doing so may be.