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

Richardson, Bloom, & LinesDivorce, FAQs, Information

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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

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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

Richardson, Bloom, & 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

Richardson, Bloom, & 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?

Richardson, Bloom, & 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?

Richardson, Bloom, & LinesCustody, Divorce

Richardson, Bloom, & Lines | Atlanta, GA Child Custody Lawyer

The court will consider a wide variety of factors when determining where a child should live in a divorce proceeding or a child custody dispute in Georgia. All of those factors focus on what will be in the best interests of the child. If joint physical custody is not possible, the court will carefully consider which parent can offer the … Read More

The Unique Challenges of a Gray Divorce

Melody Z. RichardsonDivorce

Richardson, Bloom, & Lines | Atlanta Divorce Attorneys

Google “gray divorce” and you will find hundreds of articles on the subject. According to research, while divorce rates are trending downward in general, the number of couples getting divorced in their 50s and 60s is increasing. Why does this merit so much attention? The simple answer is that if one is 40 and getting a divorce, there are 25 … Read More

Children and Divorce: What the Research Tells Us

Daniel A. BloomChild Support, Custody, Divorce

Richardson, Bloom, & Lines | Atlanta Child Support Law Firm

By: Daniel A. Bloom and Rachel K. Miller Imagine this scenario: you are thinking about divorce, but do not want anyone to know yet. Your mind is flooded with questions. What do you do? Most people will do the same thing with their divorce concerns that they do with their medical concerns – Google It! While Google is a wonderful … Read More