Six Questions Most People Ask About Co-Parenting After Divorce

Rachel K. Miller, Esq.Divorce

Atlanta Parental Guidance Lawyers | Richardson, Bloom, & Lines

The divorce is final.  You are no longer husband and wife.  Is your relationship finished?  If you have children, absolutely not!  You and your former spouse will be connected for the rest of your lives.  Your relationship will continue indefinitely.  One of the most difficult tasks that divorced couples are expected to do is co-parent.  You are hurt, angry, and … Read More

How I Educated the General Assembly About Prenuptial Agreements

Melody Z. RichardsonPrenup

And How that Benefits Anyone Who Has or Will Enter into a Prenuptial Agreement I learned that the quote attributed to Otto von Bismarck that “laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made” is not true, at least at the Georgia General Assembly. I had the opportunity to testify before the House Judiciary subcommittee on … Read More

Say What?! 5 Bad Questions for Gay Parents

Richardson, Bloom, & LinesSame-Sex

Despite the fact that as many as a quarter of gay households include children, the intricacies of conception, birth, and custody are hot-button issues for those who can’t help but suppress their curiosity. As enlightened as our friends, families, and acquaintances are, some just need to know the sperm-egg combination that resulted in the cutie in the stroller. Others can’t … Read More

Meet Our Staff: Harriet

Kyla LinesRBL News

Harriet Grossman is the Receptionist at Richardson Bloom & Lines.  We caught up with her in the office and asked her a few questions. When did you join the firm? I started on May 18, 2015.  Over the years,  I’ve started several jobs on the 18th of the month, and they’ve been great.  So I’m sure this will be, too! What … Read More

Meet Our Staff: Maggie

Kyla LinesRBL News

Maggie Jernigan is one of the Richardson Bloom & Lines paralegals.  We caught up with her in the office to ask her some questions. When did you join the firm? After being recommended through a mutual colleague and one hell of an entertaining interview, Dan invited me to join the firm in the summer of 2010. It was (is!) my … Read More

What Is a Guardian ad litem?

Kyla LinesCustody, Information

A Guardian ad litem is someone appointed by the Court to represent the child or children in a legal dispute concerning the children's custody or welfare.

Judges often appoint a Guardian ad litem (GAL) in family law cases involving child custody. If you find yourself in that situation, it is important to understand the role of the GAL and effective ways to communicate with them. What is a GUARDIAN AD LITEM? A GAL is someone (usually an attorney) appointed by the Court to represent the child or children … Read More

Children in Family Law Cases

Kyla LinesNews

children in family law news

Divorce and custody disputes can be hard on children.  The following articles discuss a wide range of issues concerning children in these cases: This Is What Divorce Feels Like For Your Child – How to children react to divorce.  “Every child needs to be reminded that they can count on both parents for stability, structure, and love, no matter what … Read More

Same-Sex Dissolution of Marriage

Kyla LinesDivorce, Information, Same-Sex

Some same-sex couples who got married prior to the June 26, 2015 Supreme Court decision, found that their state of residence didn’t recognize their marriage and so didn’t recognize their ability to get a divorce.  States that did recognize their marriages had residency requirements for divorce.  Those couples were “wedlocked,” or unable to get divorced.  The Supreme Court decision requiring … Read More

Meet Our Staff: Helena

Kyla LinesRBL News

All summer we have had the pleasure of having a student from D.M. Therrell High School, Helena DeVone, interning with us. We met up with Helena in her office: Richardson Bloom & Lines LLC: How did you end up interning here this summer? Helena: At Therrell, we have a law program that I completed this year.  I’ve been part of … Read More