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April 2013 Archives

How is pet custody determined in divorce?

Several years ago in this Cherokee County Divorce Law Blog we discussed the issue of pet custody. Pet custody disputes come up often in divorce and they are perhaps becoming more and more common. Many divorcing couples are still surprised, however, when they find out that there is no legal procedure to determine a pet's custody after divorce. Under Georgia law, pets are considered property and as such most family law judges will give no consideration to a pet custody dispute.

Georgia agencies release report on domestic violence homicides

It is an unfortunate truth that domestic violence exists in many homes in our community. Whether it is in your own home or in one of your neighbor's, domestic abuse is a very real problem that causes many people in Georgia great harm.

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