Tips for Successful Mediation

William AlexanderDivorce, Mediation

Mediation is the single best opportunity to resolve the case—everyone is present for one singular purpose: to settle. But achieving that goal does not begin the morning of mediation, it begins in the days, weeks or months leading to that point. As Ben Franklin once stated, “by failing to prepare you are preparing to fail.” Thus, naturally, the key to … Read More

5 Reasons to Hire an Experienced Family Law Attorney to Advise You in Your Custody Dispute

Melody Z. RichardsonCustody, Melody Richardson

5 Reasons to Hire an Experienced Family Law Attorney

“You get what you pay for” may be a trite expression, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true. As a result of the Great Recession, many folks who graduated from law school during that time were unable to find jobs. As a result, they started their own firms without the benefit of experience or mentors. You should not only hire … Read More

How to Create a Parenting Plan for the Holidays

Melody Z. RichardsonCustody, Melody Richardson

How to Create a Parenting Plan

If you do not yet have a parenting plan because you are still working your way through the process, now is the time to get a temporary parenting plan in place for the holidays. There are several ways to accomplish that goal before the holiday season is in full swing. Approach the Other Parent First, try to reach out to … Read More

R-E-S-P-E-C-T Find Out What It Means to… All Parents

Rachel K. Miller, Esq.Divorce, Step-Parent

step-parents and parents need to learn respect

In August of 2017, I reviewed Step Mom magazine, a source of advice and strategies for how to be a good step-mother. The article discussed the obstacles faced by step-parents and offered words of encouragement for overcoming those hurdles. But, it is not just step-parents that have difficulties in a post-divorce family.   Recently, I read the summary of an … Read More

Enforcing Child Support Orders in Georgia

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Georgia Child Support Attorneys | Richardson, Bloom, & Lines

You and your children depend on your child support to make ends meet. When you do not receive the child support that the Court has ordered, it can cause severe financial problems for your family. Thankfully, you have several options to force the other parent to pay court-ordered child support. You can file contempt of court action to get the … Read More

Grandparents Rights in Georgia

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Georgia Grandparent Custody Lawyers | Richardson, Bloom, & Lines

Grandparents often play a special role in their grandchildren’s lives. They offer both grandchildren and parents guidance and support. However, there are situations where parents may not want their child’s grandparents involved in their lives, especially when one parent may no longer be in the child’s life. Do grandparents have any rights when it comes to their grandchildren in Georgia? … Read More

5 Common Myths About Prenuptial Agreements

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Atlanta, Georgia Prenuptial Agreement Lawyers | Richardson, Bloom, & Lines

Getting married is often considered one of the most romantic times in your life. Talking about what will happen if you divorce for purposes of developing a prenuptial agreement is anything but romantic. However, the practicality of creating a prenuptial agreement will often outweigh the need for romance before a wedding. The trick is to have the discussion and get … Read More

Creating a Parenting Plan

Richardson, Bloom, & LinesCustody, Divorce

Atlanta Parenting Plan Attorneys | Richardson, Bloom, & Lines

In any family law case where the court will decide custody, parents must file a Parenting Plan. This plan specifically sets out how parents will share time with their children after divorce or separation. Parenting plans are important because they eliminate any need for the parents to argue over where the children should be and who will be able to … Read More