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Posts tagged "family law"

Factors judges consider when determining custody

Couples in the South are more likely to divorce than married couples elsewhere in the country. A report by CNN stated that part of this could be due to the fact couples in the South, which includes states like Georgia, Kentucky and Alabama, are more likely to marry at a younger age, which increases a couple's risk of divorce.

Pursuing grandparent visitation in Georgia

As a grandparent, your grandchildren are probably some of the most important and valuable people in your life, and to maintain strong relationships with them, visits are generally necessary. Family situations can prove quite complicated, however, and sometimes parents or others deny grandparents visitation, or do not permit grandparents to visit with grandchildren as much as the grandparents might like.

Tips for emotionally surviving a divorce

Many couples deal with divorce. According to research conducted by Bowling Green State University, divorce rates are falling, but they still hover between 40 and 50 percent on average. This translates to over 800,000 every year, but the commonness often does not lessen the emotional impact a divorce has on an individual. It is often devastating to recover and rebuild your life after the end of your marriage, but there are several steps you can take to lighten the struggle. These four tips are a great place to start.

Will Georgia be the next state to legalize gay marriage?

In recent years, the public opinion of same-sex marriage has shifted rapidly and many states now allow same-sex marriage. And, this summer the U.S. Supreme Court issued a historic ruling on gay marriage, striking down a key element of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. In the aftermath of that ruling, the federal government will recognize same-sex marriages. With these sweeping changes, many people are wondering whether Georgia will soon change its tune on same-sex marriage.

Does Georgia need tougher domestic violence laws?

Here in Georgia, victims of domestic violence can often obtain a temporary restraining order very quickly. This is done by petitioning the court for an ex parte restraining order, which allows the victim to get a restraining order without a hearing or even any response from the alleged abuser. While this is a very important step that victims can take to protect themselves and their children from an abuser, some critics have complained that Georgia's laws fall short when it comes to preventing domestic violence.

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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