2013

Be careful of your Facebook posts!

divorce to post negative comments about the other party or inappropriate things they did with or in front of the children.  This is not only inappropriate because of the effect on the children, but it could hurt your case as well.  In a recent Court of Appeals decision, the Court has also upheld a trial [...]

2017-05-12T07:52:53+00:00 May 10th, 2013|

Legitimation is not always warranted.

On March 15, 2013, the Court of Appeals approved a trial court’s decision not to legitimate a child. Basically, the father was not allowed to have any rights to custody or visitation for the child and could not legally claim the child as his own. In that case, the father waited until the child was [...]

2017-05-12T07:55:44+00:00 April 30th, 2013|

Lump Sum Child Support Payments

Several family law lawyers say a Sept. 20 Georgia Supreme Court ruling that affirmed a lower court’s grant of a lump-sum child support payment to cover 13 years of care sets a “dangerous” precedent because it grants one parent a large sum of cash without oversight. But the court said nothing in the child support [...]

2017-07-20T10:25:08+00:00 February 4th, 2013|