“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

Kyla 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

10 Secrets to Manage Your Attorney’s Fees During a Divorce

Kyla LinesDivorce, FAQs, Information

finances divorce alimony

One of the many unpleasant aspects of a divorce is the attorney’s fees. Many people spend more on their divorce than they did for their wedding. The secret is that you have more control to manage the attorney’s fees than you realize. Here are the top 10 ways to keep your attorney’s fees under control. ENTER A RETAINER AGREEMENT WITH … Read More

Tips for Successful Mediation

William AlexanderDivorce, Mediation

Mediation is the single best opportunity to resolve the case—everyone is present for one singular purpose: to settle. But achieving that goal does not begin the morning of mediation, it begins in the days, weeks or months leading to that point. As Ben Franklin once stated, “by failing to prepare you are preparing to fail.” Thus, naturally, the key to … Read More

R-E-S-P-E-C-T Find Out What It Means to… All Parents

Rachel K. Miller, Esq.Divorce, Step-Parent

step-parents and parents need to learn respect

In August of 2017, I reviewed Step Mom magazine, a source of advice and strategies for how to be a good step-mother. The article discussed the obstacles faced by step-parents and offered words of encouragement for overcoming those hurdles. But, it is not just step-parents that have difficulties in a post-divorce family.   Recently, I read the summary of an … Read More

Creating a Parenting Plan

Kyla LinesCustody, Divorce

Atlanta Parenting Plan Attorneys | Richardson, Bloom, & Lines

In any family law case where the court will decide custody, parents must file a Parenting Plan. This plan specifically sets out how parents will share time with their children after divorce or separation. Parenting plans are important because they eliminate any need for the parents to argue over where the children should be and who will be able to … Read More

Top Five Reasons We Love Mediation

Kyla LinesDivorce, Mediation

Richardson, Bloom, & Lines | Atlanta, GA Mediation Lawyers

Each of the partners at Richardson Bloom & Lines LLC enjoys taking a break from our busy litigation practices to help people resolve their cases in mediation. Melody, Dan, and Kyla have helped countless couples and their counsel reach agreements by acting as the mediator. Here are the top five reasons we love to mediate: By acting as neutrals, we … Read More

Sibling Decisions: Will Georgia Courts Split Children Who Want to Live with Different Parents?

Kyla LinesCustody, Divorce

Richardson, Bloom, & Lines | Atlanta, GA Child Support Lawyers

Divorce is tough on the whole family, but children can take it especially hard. For example, studies indicate that children will remember exactly where they were when their parents told them they were getting divorced. Studies also suggest that recalling that memory is painful for children. If that conversation is painful, imagine the turmoil your child would go through if … Read More

When Can a Child Choose Which Parent to Live With in Georgia?

Kyla LinesCustody, Dan Bloom, Divorce, FAQs

Atlanta Child Custody Lawyer

Contact Atlanta Child Custody Experts Richardson Bloom & Lines to review your situation Daniel Bloom – Member Dan is sought after for his expertise in child custody matters, and is considered one of Georgia State’s finest child custody attorneys. When advising his clients, he is always conscious of how the children are affected by a process over which they have … Read More