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How Custody Plans Can Prevent Disputes

Family Law Augusta GA

A custody or parenting plan is not a rigid document. For parents who have agreed to share the care of a child or children, a detailed plan can prevent disputes. Every family is different and will therefore need a list of conditions that reflect both work and life commitments. Custody battles are often the result…

COVID-19 and Updating Your Will

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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted virtually every part of our lives. Many unprecedented changes have caused us to lose jobs, change careers, alter family obligations and more. Some of these changes have had long-term impacts on how we live and our financial outlook. Updating your will in light if COVID-19 changes is something many overlook.…

3 Unique Rights for Military Spouses in a Divorce

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Divorcing a military service member is somewhat different than a civilian divorce. There are issues that arise that don’t occur in other divorces, but they can be addressed by the proper legal representation. Spouses may have special rights because of their unique situation. Here are three unique rights military spouses may have in a divorce.…

When to Pursue Contempt of Court

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When parents divorce, there will undoubtedly be conflict. Hopefully, you and your former spouse are able to work together concerning issues of child custody, visitation and child or spousal support. Too often, however, this is not the case. If your former spouse is failing to follow a court order, you have options. What is Contempt…

The Importance of a Parenting Plan

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Divorce is traumatic, both for the couple and for their children.  The entire family needs structure and support during this difficult time, and a well-crafted parenting plan can help provide that much-needed stability for the children. Your children deserve to be cared for by both parents if at all possible, so drafting a plan early…

Seeking Legal Advice Before Applying for Disability

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If you have become disabled and need to file for disability benefits, the process can be a long and arduous one. Over 65% of initial disability claims are denied, usually due to improper documentation. A skilled attorney who has experience with disability claims can increase your chances of approval and help avoid costly delays to…

Visitation Rights for Grandparents

Grandfather Visitation Augusta GA

Divorce is a difficult time to face, but when children are involved, the situation is even more daunting. The well-being and care of children when the parents’ relationship dissolves becomes the most important issue to discuss. Sometimes, in the demands of the divorce proceedings, the rights of grandparents to visit their grandchildren can get lost…

Protect Your Kids at Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The current COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented upheavals in the lives of many Georgia families. Kids are home from school on extended leave due to measures deemed necessary to protect health and safety. While many parents are also at home with their children, many others still must work. A number of families have encountered difficulties…

3 Things You Need to Know About Divorce in the Military

Military Divorce Augusta GA

Even though you or your spouse may have a military affiliation, your divorce is still processed through the same state courts as civilian divorces. This is true whether your status is active duty, veteran, retiree after 20+ years of service or any other. What makes divorce in the military different is some additional factors that…

Paternity Disputes That Can Mend Relationships

Family Law Augusta GA

When most people thing of paternity disputes, a mother seeking child maintenance or a father disputing paternity comes to mind. However, there are a large number of cases where paternity disputes are a way for a couple to move forward after an affair or suspected infidelity. These cases are not only the domain of daytime…

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