Sleepless in Divorce: The chapters that were never made into a movie – Chapter 3

Melody Z. RichardsonCustody, Divorce, Divorce Process, Melody Richardson

Since Annie wanted to file for divorce right away, we drafted a complaint for divorce for her to review. We convinced her to allege in the complaint that the marriage was irretrievably broken rather than to allege she wanted a divorce because of Sam’s adultery. We thought that would both protect their children from learning about the affair and keep … Read More

Sleepless in Divorce: The chapters that were never made into a movie – Chapter 2

Melody Z. RichardsonCustody, Divorce, Divorce Process, Melody Richardson

Richardson, Bloom, & Line | Atlanta, GA Divorce Law Firm

Read Chapter 1 “I’m so angry, and I’m terrified. It’s impossible for anyone to get a job in the newspaper business anymore, and I haven’t worked in 20 years. What am I going to do? And you know what else? Sam doesn’t even want a divorce. He wants us to go to counseling again.” We talked a little bit about … Read More

Co-parenting After Divorce is Hard. Here’s Some Blunt Advice.

Richardson, Bloom, & LinesCustody, Divorce

Atlanta Custody Lawyers | Richardson, Bloom, & Lines

In 1994, in Cass County, Minnesota, now retired Judge Michael Haas had (nearly) 200 blunt words for the divorcing parents appearing before him. More than 20 years later, Judge Haas’ words still resonate. In fact, Judge Haas’ advice to those divorcing parents was so profound that it was published as part of Ann Landers’s advice column in 2001, and has … Read More

The Top Five Concerns About Your Home During a Divorce

Rachel K. Miller, Esq.Divorce

Richardson, Bloom, & Lines | Atlanta, Georgia Divorce Lawyers

For many of our clients, the most valuable marital asset is the marital residence. When dividing all of the parties’ assets and debts, how do we deal with the marital residence?  Obviously, we cannot physically divide the house in half. Here are the top five concerns that clients have when it comes to their homes. 1. Do we have to … Read More

Divorce Done Well: Five Tips to Avoid All Out War

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Divorce in Atlanta | Richardson, Bloom, & Lines

Very few people contemplating divorce think, “I want to make this process as difficult and as expensive as possible.” In our experience, most people who are initiating the divorce process think, “I would like to make this as quick and painless as possible.” What happens, then, that so frequently turns the divorce process into combat? More importantly, what can you … Read More

Melody Z. Richardson is The First Recipient of an Award Named in Her Honor

Richardson, Bloom, & LinesMelody Richardson, News

Melody Z. Richardson continues to embody the firm’s commitment to community involvement. On April 28, 2016, Melody was pleasantly surprised to become the first recipient of an award named in her honor. The award was bestowed upon Melody for her work with and support of the Fulton County Law Day Committee over the last five years. In the future, the … Read More

Worried About How Your Divorce Will Affect Your Children? You Will Want To Read This.

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Divorce in Georgia | Richardson, Bloom, & Lines

A Book Review of “Divorce: The Art of Screwing Up Your Children” by Howard Drutman, Ph.D. Dr. Drutman’s sardonic new book, “Divorce: The Art of Screwing Up Your Children” is a “how to” book for parents who have become so embroiled in the battle with their children’s other parent that they also have become blind to how that battle is screwing … Read More

Thinking about Divorce? Here are 10 things NOT to do!

Rachel K. Miller, Esq.Divorce

1. Do not focus on the “right time” to get divorced. There is no perfect time to make that decision, and there are many factors to consider.  Prior to making any decision, you should consult an experienced family law attorney so that you will be prepared to move forward when you are ready. 2. Do not try to go through … Read More