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

Two Final Secrets to Manage Your Attorneys’ Fees During a Divorce

Richardson, Bloom, & LinesDivorce

manage legal fees

Divorce is an extremely trying time for the parties involved. Divorce is stressful and painful, even if you are the spouse that wanted to end the marriage. Not surprisingly then, resolving all the issues is not easy either. The divorce process is called a process for a reason. It is like grieving—you must go through the stages. How do you … Read More

How to Avoid Unethical Conduct When Using Social Media

Melody Z. RichardsonMelody Richardson, Social Media

Attorney Melody Richardson, Speaker | Richardson, Bloom, & Lines in Atlanta

On February 12, 2016, Melody had the pleasure of instructing attorneys from around the state on how to avoid unethical conduct when using social media. This cutting-edge topic was of great interest to the audience, many of whom are just starting to venture into social media as a means of marketing their practices. The entertaining power point presentation of this … Read More

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