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May 2014 Archives

Will adultery affect your divorce settlement?

Infidelity is a common cause of divorce. If you or your spouse has decided to end your marriage due to cheating, you might be wondering how adultery affects the divorce process in Georgia. You may have heard, for example, that Liberty Ross and Rupert Sanders recently settled their divorce and Ross walked away with "guilt money."

Should you settle your divorce outside of court?

Divorce is not only the end of a relationship, but also the division of a legal and financial partnership. As such, it is imperative to protect your short- and long-term interests by obtaining a fair and appropriate division of marital property. This is easier for some couples than for others. Depending on the amount and complexity of assets a couple has acquired, the best process for property division may vary.

500 children in limbo as the Congo stalls adoptions

Adopting a child is a difficult and emotional process. There are a number of legal hurdles Georgia residents face when expanding their families by adoption. Whether it is a step-parent adoption, a private adoption, or an international adoption, it can be an uphill battle. Georgia residents who are beginning an adoption journey may benefit by seeking legal counsel.

Study: Courts show bias against gay parents in custody disputes

While the laws affecting same-sex couples continue to evolve in this country, a complicated patchwork of legislation has left gay and lesbian individuals with different rights based upon where they live. While the rights of gays and lesbians vary greatly from state to state, a recent study has found that gay parents are up against uphill battles in every state, including here in Georgia.

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