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July 2015 Archives

My spouse faces domestic violence charges. Can I drop them?

Dealing with any form of abuse in the home - including physical, emotional or financial abuse - can be exceptionally challenging. Georgia residents typically want to avoid legal trouble, so they sometimes avoid getting law enforcement involved in the altercations. Even though an abuser is committing a crime, many victims want to protect that person, especially if he or she is a spouse or other close family member. Not surprisingly, there is a huge amount of emotional stress involved in these types of situations. So, in order to keep the peace, can an abuser's domestic violence charges be dropped by the victim?

Does age at time of marriage affect likelihood of divorce?

Nobody gets married thinking that their wedded bliss will one day end in divorce. Even though the divorce rate has dropped from its peak in the 1970s and 80s, not all marriages last forever. Some Georgia residents might wonder if, statistically, their marriage was likely to come to an end. While many marriages end due to financial troubles, studies suggest that age has something to do with it as well. So, what exactly is the best age to get married? Does age have anything to do with the longevity of a marriage?

Ways to adopt a child: Types of adoption

The prospect of adoption is exciting for many Georgia couples who are looking to have a child of their own or complete their existing family. There are several ways to adopt a child, however, so the process can be complex. Read on to learn about the various types of adoption and why it's important to understand the legal issues involved.

I'm in an abusive relationship. What are my options?

The ideal relationship is built on love and respect for one another, but unfortunately, many Georgia residents have experienced partnerships where they have feared for their lives. Many domestic violence victims are afraid to report incidents because they don't want the authorities involved in their personal lives. However, it's important for victims to understand their options so they can protect themselves and their children.

Marrying after divorce? Seek help from a lawyer first

Many Atlanta residents have gone through a divorce. While it's not always an easy situation - especially after a long marriage - most people get through their negative emotions and move on. Some even find love again and decide to give marriage another try. However, marrying a second time is much different and more difficult than the first time, which is why experts recommend legal assistance before saying "I do" again.

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