Often after such an upheaval as divorce can bring, a person decides that moving to a new place would be the best option, either to pursue a new career opportunity, to move closer to family and a support network or simply to try and make a fresh start. If a person shares custody of a child under 14 years old in Georgia, however, trying to move becomes a more complicated process. It is important to understand the steps that a parent looking to relocate after divorce needs to take to modify a child custody award and the factors the court will base its decision on when deciding whether to grant the modification.
Over the last two weeks, 12 people have died from domestic violence in Georgia. Most of the victims were women and children, all trapped in the same cycle of threats and abuse.
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.
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.
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.
When news of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver separating hit the news, everyone seemed surprised. The couple had been married for 25 years, and Shriver stayed by Schwarzenegger throughout the allegations that he had groped women before running for office.
In a few recent posts, we talked about mistakes to avoid when you are working through the divorce process. In today's post, the final in our three-part series, we will address three more pointers that can save you time and money when you are getting divorced.
Separation and divorce for Georgia couples, like anywhere else in the U.S., can be an emotionally painful process, especially when a marriage has been long-term. For an ex-governor and first lady, the process is also public.
In a recent post, we talked about the variety of options that are available when you are working through the divorce process. Because the divorce process in Georgia offers individuals flexibility in choosing what to pursue, it is important to have a clear idea of what you want to accomplish.
A study that was recently published in "Psychology, Public Policy, and Law" shows that many family law judges view child custody cases differently than how the majority of Americans feel about them. Some judges in Georgia assume that mothers should be favored over fathers in custody cases.