Congress urges Supreme Court to overturn DOMA

The United States Supreme Court is to consider whether to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act, DOMA, this legally forbids the federal recognition of same-sex marriage.  Under DOMA, gay and lesbian couples would not receive the same benefits of heterosexual couples such as tax and Social Security benefits. Of those congressmen and senators urging the Supreme Court … Continue reading Congress urges Supreme Court to overturn DOMA

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

Child Custody: Parent vs. Non-parent/Third Party

Georgia law designates non-parents/third parties into two (2) groups:  Specified party and Non-specified party.  A specified party includes: a grandparent, great-grandparent, aunt, uncle, great-aunt, great-uncle, sibling or adoptive parent. A non-specified party includes all others.  The importance of these designations in Georgia Child Custody law is based on the difference in legal burden that the court requires by the non-parent via … Continue reading Child Custody: Parent vs. Non-parent/Third Party

Hire Court Reporter For Important Hearings

Litigants are given an option whether to have their hearing transcribed by the judge's court reporter on the day and time of hearing.  Litigants should strongly consider employing the court reporter in case the  court's ruling is adverse to their interests and there could later be a desire to appeal. If there is no transcript of the court proceeding, the court's ruling is … Continue reading Hire Court Reporter For Important Hearings

Child Custody Modification and Parent Relocation

Oftentimes, the primary physical custodian of a child may decide to move out-of-state for various reasons and take the minor child/ren with him or her. Such a decision frequently causes great distress for the other parent. A divorce decree routinely has provision where the other parent must be notified a certain number of days prior to … Continue reading Child Custody Modification and Parent Relocation

Metro-Atlanta Schools

Top Schools in Metro-Atlanta, Georgia Top Elementary Schools in Atlanta Metro & Georgia Kittredge Magnet School Kedron Elementary School Austin Elementary School Marietta Center for Advanced Academics Mount Bethel Elementary School Mountain Park Elementary School Britt David Computer Academy Rocky Branch Elementary School Ware Magnet School Livsey Elementary Schools Top Middle Schools in Atlanta Metro … Continue reading Metro-Atlanta Schools