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February 2015 Archives

Settling child custody issues in a Georgia divorce

Unfortunately, marriages and romantic relationships don't always last forever and in many cases, children are involved. When Gainesville parents split, there are often many issues to contend with regarding child custody. Who gets custody of the children? What type of custody arrangement will be in place? How often does the non-custodial parent get to spend quality time with the kids? These are questions that a Georgia family law attorney can help you answer.

Options for domestic violence victims: filing a lawsuit

When Georgians face emotional and physical abuse from their significant others, they may be unsure of their legal rights when it comes to domestic violence. Besides obtaining a restraining order, there are other options available. The abuser can face punishment in a criminal lawsuit as well as civil liability. Through a civil lawsuit, a victim can possibly recover financial compensation for physical injuries as well as emotional distress caused by the attacks. Read on to learn more about this option.

Must an attorney and the court be involved in my adoption?

The prospect of adoption is exciting for many Atlanta residents, but the reality is that it can be a long and complicated process. The best interests of the child must be kept in mind at all times, so the adoptive parents are obligated to prove that they are worthy parents. So what exactly is involved in the process? Do the adoptive parents have to hire an attorney? Does the adoption have to be finalized by the court?

Divorcing children when adoption goes wrong

To Georgia couples who have difficulty conceiving, they have to think of alternatives to have children. In most cases, adopting is that option. Adoption can be an exciting time in a couple's life, as they are expanding their family. However, adopting a young child often comes with many challenges. Many of these children, especially ones from other countries, have already faced hard times with their birth families and are unable to bond with their new adoptive families. When these children get out of control, what options do these families have in order to protect themselves?

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