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Making Joint Custody Work For the Kids

One of the biggest nightmares for a child could be an impractical joint custody arrangement. Imagine you’re a child and you just had your world rocked by the divorce of your parents. Now, here comes a landscape where you are constantly being shuttled back and forth between two different houses, holidays have turned incredibly awkward, [..]

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Case Study: Legitimation and Custody

In our practice, we talk to many men who honestly believe that the deck is so stacked against them when it comes to custody issues, they would rather just not push the issue. What they fail to take into account is that it’s important for a child to know both of their parents. Having a [..]

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Answers to Important Child Custody Case Questions

In this blog, Family Matters Law Group wants to answer some of the questions that we hear most often from clients. Remember that any time you have questions about your custody case, it’s important to have a trusted attorney on hand to get accurate answers. How Does the Court Determine Custody? The court bases its [..]

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Mediation vs. Litigation

You’ve seen it many times on your favorite TV show or in a movie: a major court case is finally resolved by a settlement agreement. Both sides go home happy and the credits roll on yet another successful court venture. But, is that really the way this ends up? Is mediation a better alternative than [..]

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Common Custody Myths and Misconceptions

At Family Matters Law Group, we’ve spoken to many clients who are worried because of something they’ve always heard was true or something a friend or relative told them. We don’t mind because one of the biggest reasons to hire a family attorney is to have an expert in your corner, someone who can tell [..]

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What Are My Rights as a Father Prior to the Birth of My Child

Congratulations! You’re going to be a father. Being a father is a tremendous journey and a major responsibility. But, the decision making begins long before the child is born. It’s very important for you to know what your legal rights are as a father prior to the birth of your child. There are three main [..]

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Case Study: Verbal Abuse

If divorce was a picnic or a walk in the park, you wouldn’t need a lawyer. We see clients every day from all over the metro Atlanta area who are going through very rough times with their spouse and are dreading the divorce battle. Sometimes, very strong measures need to be taken to protect the [..]

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Case Study: Verbal Abuse

If divorce was a picnic or a walk in the park, you wouldn’t need a lawyer. We see clients every day from all over the metro Atlanta area who are going through very rough times with their spouse and are dreading the divorce battle. Sometimes, very strong measures need to be taken to protect the [..]

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5 Tips For Working With A Guardian Ad Litem

A Guardian Ad Litem, or GAL, is a person appointed by the court to act as a neutral third party and make recommendations to the judge in the best interests of the children in a court proceeding. The GAL’s recommendations carry significant weight with the court because the GAL typically conducts an investigation before they [..]

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