“I’ve never done this before”: How to Get Through the Initial Consultation and Come Out Smarter and Well Prepared to Move Forward

Melody Z. RichardsonDivorce, Divorce Process, FAQs, Melody Richardson

Concerned female lawyer counseling senior client

You have been thinking about divorce for a long time. You have confided in your best friend that you are unhappy. You’ve spoken to your therapist about your concerns. Finally, you have screwed up the courage to make an appointment with a family law attorney to discuss how to end your marriage. And you are terrified. It has suddenly become … Read More

5 Reasons to Hire a Collaborative Divorce Attorney

Richardson, Bloom, & LinesDivorce, Divorce Process

5 Reasons to Hire a Collaborative Divorce Attorney

Although the attorneys at Richardson Bloom & Lines are experienced and adept trial attorneys, we also support all methods of alternative dispute resolution methods to avoid having to put the client and the client’s family through the stress, expense, and uncertainty of a court hearing. Despite our attorneys’ competency in the courtroom, we all recognize that allowing our clients to … Read More

Sleepless in Divorce: The chapters that were never made into a movie – Chapter 6

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

Divorce Process in Atlanta | Richardson, Bloom, & Lines

It took the court six months after the 120-Day Status Conference for the Court to find three consecutive days to set aside for the trial. The day of trial arrived, and we were ready to proceed. When we arrived in the courtroom, we asked the judge for a pre-trial conference in one final effort to try to settle the case. … Read More

Sleepless in Divorce: The chapters that were never made into a movie – Chapter 5

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

Georgia Divorce Attorneys | Richardson, Bloom, & Lines

Sam had provided all of the discovery responses, and the depositions had been completed. From Sam’s testimony at his deposition, I learned what Sam perceived Annie’s flaws to be and how he thought she had contributed to the end of their marriage. Sam decided not to exercise his privilege against self-incrimination, and testified about his numerous affairs. Annie was extremely … Read More

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