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Special Custody Considerations for Professional Women

By Melissa Davis |

Thanks to modern changes in the nuclear family, such as mothers working full time and still caring for their children or women being the main breadwinners while their husbands stay home with the kids, custody arrangements have changed as well. How will this affect your custody during and after your Georgia divorce? At Buckhead… Read More »

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When Can My Child Decide Which Parent To Live With In Georgia?

By Melissa Davis |

One of the most common questions we encounter at Buckhead Family Law pertains to the age at which a child in Georgia can make the decision about which parent they want to live with. As a reputable family law firm in Atlanta, we understand that child custody matters can be complex and emotionally charged…. Read More »

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Reasons A Court May Change Or Modify Custody

By Melissa Davis |

When a divorce is finalized where the parties have minor children, child custody is decided as well. There are many different parenting time arrangements that can be uniquely tailored to meet the best interests of the children. The children may live full time with one parent, or the parents may share custody, either splitting… Read More »

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When 50/50 Custody Works And Doesn’t Work

By Melissa Davis |

Custody arrangements for the kids are one of the most contentious parts of any divorce. If you’re going through a high-asset divorce, then, on top of dividing the marital finances, you also need to make sure that both parents share time with the children in a manner that works best for everyone involved. Although… Read More »

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What Are Legal Custody And Final Decision-Making Authority In A Parenting Plan?

By Melissa Davis |

Georgia law recognizes two forms of custody: physical and legal. Physical custody governs which parent has the right to physically have the children with them at any given time. Legal custody, on the other hand, governs each parent’s access to information about the children and how major decisions affecting the children are made. This… Read More »

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How To Divide Custody And Visitation During The Summer

By Melissa Davis |

Summer can be both an exciting and daunting time of year, especially for separated parents. For single working parents of kids on summer break, without a plan in place with the other parents for childcare, it can be difficult to take care of the kids while juggling your other daily responsibilities. This is where… Read More »

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Using Soberlink As A Safety Measure For Alcohol Abuse In Parenting Plans

By Melissa Davis |

Sometimes, one divorced parent needs to ensure that the other former spouse is following the law and sticking to the tenets of their parenting plan. When the other spouse has a history of alcohol abuse, it’s necessary to ensure that they are staying sober and not putting the children at risk. This is where… Read More »

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Parallel Parenting Vs. Co-Parenting – What Are The Differences?

By Melissa Davis |

Co-parenting vs Parallel Parenting: what is the better option for you following a divorce? Your relationship with your children ought to be the most important thing in your life, but it doesn’t need to be at the risk of your own mental and physical health. At Buckhead Family Law, we know that, most often,… Read More »

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Recent Georgia Rulings Stress Importance Of Careful Custody Pleadings

By Melissa Davis |

How important are your court filings in custody cases? According to the Georgia Court of Appeals: very important. Two recent decisions from the Court of Appeals serve as a great reminder that the contents of your pleadings can make or break your custody case. Together, these cases demonstrate how important it is that your… Read More »

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Role of a Guardian Ad Litem in Divorce and Custody Matters

By Melissa Davis |

If you are getting a divorce in Georgia and custody of children is at issue, you know that things can get contentious along the way. To help smooth this path, sometimes, a court will appoint a Guardian Ad Litem to your case, pursuant to the rules under Georgia Uniform Superior Court Rule 24.9. At… Read More »

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