Heroin Addiction A Major Reason For Placement in Foster Care In Georgia

According to official records, two out of every three children are placed in foster care because of parental substance abuse. The number is only increasing.  It shows that the "war on drugs" is definitely not won or over.  Children are paying a high cost for addiction because a lot of these children do not find … Continue reading Heroin Addiction A Major Reason For Placement in Foster Care In Georgia

Weapons of Choice: Unfounded Allegations of Abuse To Gain Advantage

A problem is brewing just below the surface in family law.  This problem is immoral and stains the real stories of true victims.  It is zapping judicial resources to try to get at the heart of the truth.  These resources are being exhausted in an attempt to protect the real victims in search of the … Continue reading Weapons of Choice: Unfounded Allegations of Abuse To Gain Advantage

Georgia Adoption By Lesbian Couple Was Not Given Full Faith And Credit In Alabama

A case involving same-sex adoption in Georgia is denied recognition in Alabama.  The Alabama Supreme Court found the Decree of Adoption void because the parental rights of the biological mother were not termination prior to the adoption.  The Court further found that this was an unfulfilled requirement under Georgia Law and that if the case … Continue reading Georgia Adoption By Lesbian Couple Was Not Given Full Faith And Credit In Alabama

Georgia Child Custody and Habeas Corpus

Habeas Corpus, as it relates to child custody, is when one person (usually a parent) claims custody rights of a child and is seeking to claim physical custody of such child that is being allegedly detained illegally by another person (usually the other parent or a person desiring a change of custody rights). In Georgia, the person bringing a habeas corpus … Continue reading Georgia Child Custody and Habeas Corpus

Actions NOT To Take During Your Divorce

As most know, divorcing can be a very stressful and cumbersome experience.  However, there are actions and steps that can and should be taken to make the process easier (See our blog post: Divorce Tips) and there are actions that should be avoided so as to not make a stressful situation worse. Actions that should be avoided by any divorcing … Continue reading Actions NOT To Take During Your Divorce

Georgia Guardian Ad Litems: Their Role In Contested Child Custody and Divorce Cases

In Georgia, a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) is an attorney appointed by the Court to represent the best interests of the child/children in a contested child custody or divorce case.  A Guardian Ad Litem is not necessary in every such case.  An appointment usually occurs when one party makes serious allegations about the ability of the … Continue reading Georgia Guardian Ad Litems: Their Role In Contested Child Custody and Divorce Cases