2016

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+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 November 21st, 2016|

Helping Your Children Survive Divorce

Divorce can be frustrating, confusing, and devastating for children. Since they know that their parents are on the brink of separating for good, it can be a traumatizing experience that can have a tremendous impact on their future. As parents, there is no question you have a lot to deal with during a divorce. However, [...]

2017-05-12T05:59:04+00:00 November 17th, 2016|

Helping Your Child Overcome Gender Stereotypes

Many people believe boys should be courageous and strong, while girls must be nurturing and delicate; boys should strive for dominance and be active, while girls must be passive and submissive. Unfortunately, gender stereotypes can have a harmful effect on both men and women. As parents, we are sometimes inadvertently reinforcing stereotyping. Whether you compliment [...]

2017-05-12T06:21:57+00:00 November 14th, 2016|

Common Marriage Advice You Should Ignore

Whether you plan to get married or in the middle of a marriage, you may hear constant advice from your family, friends, and peers. While certain relationship advice is popular, there is some out there that aren't worth applying to your own. The following are the common marriage advice you should ignore: Relationships are not [...]

2017-05-12T06:26:06+00:00 November 7th, 2016|

Can Cheaters Change Their Ways?

We’ve all heard the cliché about infidelity – “Once a cheater, always a cheater.” There are many of us who have been affected by a cheating significant other. According to a survey conducted by the University of Chicago, 21% of married men and about 15% of married women have cheated on their partners. But does [...]

2017-05-12T06:29:39+00:00 October 31st, 2016|

Child Support Modification in Georgia

As part of divorce in Georgia, the court will decide how much money is expected for the support and maintenance of the children. Once the court orders child support, that order can only be changed if one of the parents seeks modification of the original order through the court. Whether to increase or decrease the [...]

2017-07-20T10:27:03+00:00 August 15th, 2016|