Divorce Done Well: Five Tips to Avoid All Out War

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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

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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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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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