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Pre-Nups, Alimony and Attorney’s Fees

If your pre-nup waives alimony, it also waives attorney's fees.

In Vakharwala v. Vakharwala, the Georgia Supreme Court reversed the trial court's decision to award attorney's fees to a wife under O.C.G.A § 19-6-2. This is the law that allows a party to be awarded fees when there is a great disparity in income or other resources, which would prevent the party without the resources to adequately defend him or herself. In this case, the trial court awarded the wife $60,000 in attorney's fees.
2017-06-30T07:48:35-05:00June 29th, 2017|

NEWS RELEASE: Marcy A. Millard Selected for Esteemed Lawyers of America

Alpharetta, GA, June 16, 2017 –(PR.com)– One of the most passionate and accomplished advocates for the children of Georgia has been selected for admission to the Esteemed Lawyers of America. As a divorce and family law attorney in Alpharetta, Marcy A. Millard has helped children reunite with parents and escape from abusive situations. Ms. Millard's [...]

2017-07-31T13:21:02-05:00June 16th, 2017|

Divorcing Later in Life

Divorces occurring when the parties are approaching retirement or already retired require unique considerations. In such divorces, the primary focus is most commonly asset division and it is important to consider how each party can be secure in retirement following the divorce. Divorces where the parties are contemplating retirement or already retired often involve the [...]

2017-05-11T14:08:54-05:00April 6th, 2017|

How Social Media Use Can Affect Your Family Law Case

Smartphones are now a ubiquitous piece of technology used by countless individuals to access social media. Many people routinely share insight and photographs of their children and the many aspects of their daily routines and rituals. While this may be a fun pastime, it can often be used against one or both parties in a [...]

2017-05-11T14:08:46-05:00April 4th, 2017|

Biggest Divorce Mistakes People Make

Divorce can be a complex and emotionally draining process, especially if it is hotly contested. Not only are feelings hurt on both sides, but there is also a lot of money and time spent trying to reach a fair agreement. In order to obtain the results you want, as well as a fresh start in [...]

2017-05-11T14:08:37-05:00February 27th, 2017|

Five Stages of Grief in Divorce

Divorce is not a situation people are usually emotionally prepared for. After all, no one gets married to get divorced. Nevertheless, divorce is something that happens whether we are ready for it or not. In fact, it is often stated that nearly 50% of marriages end in divorce. That does not make it any easier, [...]

2017-05-11T14:08:24-05:00December 30th, 2016|

Myths About Divorce

If you and your spouse are considering divorce, it is only natural that you might want to reach out to your friends and family for advice and guidance. Unfortunately, that may not be the best course of action. Mom always gets the kids: While it is true that many cases result in the mother as [...]

2017-05-11T14:08:11-05:00December 12th, 2016|

Recognizing Child Abuse

Child abuse is not always evident or easy to detect, particularly when the abuser is in a position of authority, such as a parent, stepparent, or other adult living in the household. Such figures of authority exercise a significant amount of power and influence over children, which can intimidate victims of abuse into silence. This [...]

2017-05-11T14:44:46-05:00December 7th, 2016|

Ask These 3 Important Questions Before Marriage

As Alpharetta divorce attorneys, we at The Millard Law Firm have seen many marital disputes. Some of these disputes could have been avoided, or at the very least resolved, if they were discussed before finalizing the marriage. Asking these three questions will help reduce the risk of divorce later in life. 1. Do you want [...]

2017-05-11T14:50:57-05:00December 6th, 2016|

Behaviors That Can Slowly End a Marriage

While infidelity and lying to your spouse can result in an end to a marriage, there are other, less-obvious behaviors that are just as damaging to a relationship. Unfortunately, many people may not be aware that their actions, no matter how benign or subtle they seem, are slowly killing their marriage. Common behaviors to be [...]

2017-05-12T05:52:41-05:00November 21st, 2016|