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How Much Do You Know About Adoption in Georgia?

Adoption is one of the most rewarding experiences for a couple who have not been able to conceive themselves. At the same time, it could be one of the most challenging things you have ever done. You are probably wondering what is so challenging about adoption. The simple answer is that the adoption …

Common Myths about Divorce and Money

Protect Yourself in the Divorce Process

Asking for a divorce or being asked for a divorce can be extremely scary for many people. A lot of people have a fear of going to court during divorce and it can cause a lot of people anxiety and stress. Not every divorce case has to go to court. There is always the option of mediation.

Habits That Keep Men From Moving On From Divorce

Getting over your divorce is never quick and easy. Research shows us that men take breakups and divorce harder than women. Below are some common hang-ups that often prevent men from getting through a divorce.

Starting a Divorce

Thinking about a divorce but aren’t sure where to begin? Here are a few things you need to know before taking the first step.

Does My Family Need Post Divorce Counseling?

No matter the circumstances, going through a divorce can be a trying process for everyone involved. It doesn’t matter if one spouse initiated the divorce or both agreed that it was time to bring their marriage to an end, it is very common for recently divorced individuals to experience feelings of s…

Preparing for a Domestic Violence Hearing

If you, or someone you know, is in a violent relationship, please call the police and ask for help.

What is a Prenuptial Agreement?

Before you walk down the aisle and say “I do”, you need to know what a prenuptial agreement is and why you may need one.

What is the difference between Divorce and Separation in Georgia?

Many couples decide that their lives would have more value if they were no longer a couple. Once you choose to not stay with your spouse, you have to decide if a separation or a divorce is a better option for you.

Divorce and Debt

Did you know that all marital assets are separated during a divorce, even the debts?

Proper Way to tell Your Kids about Divorce

Divorce is difficult on everyone, especially children. When children are suddenly facing the divorce of their parents, they may feel like the divorce is their fault, and, as a result, they may become angry and begin acting out.

3 Things You Should Avoid During Your Divorce

When you are going through a divorce, you have to step out of your comfort zone. Being an adult and non-childlike is very crucial to the success of your divorce.

Unique Issues Older Couples Face during Divorce after 50

When an older couple decides to end their marriage, a lot more is at stake. The divorce lawyer has to have access to all of the retirement plans, health insurance, and spousal support. Social security benefits cannot be divided in a divorce, but there are rules that impact your benefits if your marr…

6 Things to Do Before Filing for Divorce

Divorce is hard on everyone even if you and your spouse agree on every aspect of this divorce civilly. Emotions are going to flare up and there may be a few challenges along the way. Many couples are blindsided by all of the proper steps that need to be taken in order to have a simple divorce. There…

10 Steps to Financial Security

Financial security is very important to obtain after your divorce. Whether you are looking to get out of debt or being able to live comfortably, the following 10 steps will help you become and stay financially secure.

Maintaining Your Health Insurance After Divorce

As a divorce attorney, I get asked by a lot of clients if they can stay on their spouse’s health insurance after their divorce is final.

Expectations of Divorce

The most important factor in determining the outcome in divorce situations, other than the facts and circumstances, is expectations.

Drug Use

Drug use plays a roll in custody decisions and parental rights in the United States and Georgia is no exception.

Can I claim my Children as Dependents on my Taxes

Divorce touches on every aspect of life, including taxes. As a Newnan divorce attorney, it is not uncommon for clients to ask my advice on divorce related tax concerns. One of the most common questions I receive concerns taxes and child support, specifically: “Can I claim my children as dependents o…

Modifying an Existing Order

How often can a visitation agreement be modified?

The Basics of Child Custody in the State of Georgia

We breakdown the definitions of child custody in the State of Georgia for you in our latest blog.

Starting the Divorce Process

A basic understanding of the beginning of the divorce process. When. where and how to file for a divorce.

Property Division in Divorce

Technology offers several resources to rely upon for documents, legal lingo, tips, tricks, FAQ’s, instructions and more to answer your questions about a divorce case when representing yourself. The one thing that the internet cannot provide that an attorney can is professional, targeted, well-train…

Representing yourself in a divorce case.

Technology offers several resources to rely upon for documents, legal lingo, tips, tricks, FAQ’s, instructions and more to answer your questions about a divorce case when representing yourself. The one thing that the internet cannot provide that an attorney can is professional, targeted, well-train…

Social Media and Divorce

Social media can provide the opposing spouse with an abundance of information that can make or break your case. If you are pleading to the court to reduce the amount of attorney’s fees, court cost, child support or anything remotely associated with money because you are broke, do not post photos or…

How to prepare for your court date

The judge is going to make long-lasting decisions about you and your family. You have only one chance to make a first impression on the judge. By exercising some common sense and discretion, you can prevent your appearance from negatively impacting the judge's decision.

Parenting Plans & Why you should stick to yours!

Hire an attorney – check. File for divorce – check. Gather mounds of paperwork – check. Children – check, maybe? Children and Divorcing parents spell heartache and overturned apple carts for most families. Let’s look at how your divorce is impacting your children.

Stepparent Adoptions

Do you remember as a child winding and twisting your way through a maze of some sort? As you are winding your way around, you find a wall, turn around and try another way. Regardless of the maze, you always have a beginning and an end, but the path getting from one point to the next will always be…

Mediation vs. Litigation

Mediation can be faster, less expensive and provide better outcomes than litigation if the parties are willing to resolve the issues together. The ability to work together not only results in lower costs and better solutions that reflect what the parties want, not what their lawyers where able to i…

Attorney reflects on life of law in downtown Newnan

In life, we often look for those little telltale signs that pop up every so often. For Doug Dreyer, his popped up along the way to a job interview in 1988. Prior to his graduation from law school at Mercer University, Dreyer had sent out his resume to a number of law firms around the South.

Finding Your Match

Let’s begin by remembering - hiring an attorney in any legal matter is a very important decision. Selecting a divorce lawyer to represent you and your best interest in a divorce case is a decision that will impact the present and future of you and your family.

Getting divorced without breaking the bank!

“My divorce was so cheap,” said no one ever. Divorce is an unfamiliar and confusing path. It is important that you educate yourself. Learn the difference between fees that are necessary and mandatory versus fees that can be minimized or possibly avoided.

Divorce and the self-employed spouse

The mere thought of divorce may cause a wide array of emotions to surface, including relief, fear, disappointment, excitement, dread, frustration and loss. Divorce is never easy and can send you into an emotional tailspin. Regardless of how you feel, you will have to make some decisions that aren’t …

Should I change divorce attorneys?

Complications and disagreements are just the tip of the iceberg of challenges you will face during a divorce. But what happens when you are not seeing the results you would like or feel your interests are not being protected or considered by the attorney you have hired?

In which County should I file for Divorce?

There are several pieces to the divorce puzzle. In this article, we will discuss venue and judicial circuits and how it impacts where you file for divorce. Remember, it is always a good idea to have an attorney to represent you during a divorce or family law matter.

What is Contempt of Court?

What is your recourse when your spouse or former spouse refuses to comply with court orders? Here we explain what "Contempt of Court" really means and what it will take to prove it.

Divorce Season and Tax Refunds

Many reasons lead people to seek a divorce in the beginning of the year: tax refunds, cessation of holiday activities and scheduling are a few. Read more about why this is the busiest season for divorce filings.