5 Reasons to Hire an Experienced Family Law Attorney to Advise You in Your Custody Dispute

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5 Reasons to Hire an Experienced Family Law Attorney

“You get what you pay for” may be a trite expression, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true. As a result of the Great Recession, many folks who graduated from law school during that time were unable to find jobs. As a result, they started their own firms without the benefit of experience or mentors. You should not only hire … Read More

How to Create a Parenting Plan for the Holidays

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How to Create a Parenting Plan

If you do not yet have a parenting plan because you are still working your way through the process, now is the time to get a temporary parenting plan in place for the holidays. There are several ways to accomplish that goal before the holiday season is in full swing. Approach the Other Parent First, try to reach out to … Read More

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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