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Post-nup….what??

Post-nup….What?? You may have heard of a pre-nuptial agreement, commonly known as a pre-nup.  However, the mentioning of a post-nuptial agreement may leave you wondering what it is and exactly how it works. Similar to a pre-nup, a post-nuptial is a legal agreement entered into by both spouses after becoming married. The main difference between [..]

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Prenuptial Agreements: Why, Who, and How?

Prenuptial agreements (” Prenups ”) are no longer reserved for the rich and famous. While unromantic by any stretch of the imagination, here are some points to ponder in considering whether a prenup is the best choice for you and your partner before formally solidifying your union.  The Purpose of a Prenuptial Agreements The purpose [..]

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Things to Consider While Filing for a Divorce with Children.

  Divorces are never easy, even if amicable, the dissolution of a marriage including a family can come with unforeseeable consequences. When children are involved, it is especially important to work toward making the transition as easy as possible for them. Here are some steps you can take to lessen the impact of a divorce [..]

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McGuire & Bullard’s Legislative Child Support Update 2018

On July 1, 2018, various legislative changes to Georgia’s Child Support laws took effect. Whether you are someone who pays child support or receives it, these changes can directly affect you and your family. Listed below are important legislative changes to Georgia child support that you should know about: PROACTIVE CHILD SUPPORT CALCULATIONS FOR INELIGIBLE [..]

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Taking the Right Steps in Your Stepparent Adoption

The stepparent label is indeed a badge of honor. As we all know a stepparent is one who voluntarily undertakes one of the most important and influential roles in a child’s life, the role of a parent. Whether stepping in for an absentee parent or supplementing an already established parental bond, stepparents are an integral [..]

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Third-Party Custody and Visitation

A custody/visitation dispute can extend beyond a parent versus parent scenario. In fact, Georgia law provides a means by which certain third-party relatives can seek to obtain a relationship with a child over either parent’s objection. Depending on their relationship to the child, these relatives can petition the court for visitation or even permanent custody. [..]

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Understanding the Importance of your Child’s Custodial Election

In Georgia, certain children who are subject to a custodial dispute have the right to choose which parent they want to live with, which is the right to a custodial election. The election can be a deciding factor in other components of a case such as child support, parental decision-making, and visitation. Let’s take a [..]

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Preventing Child Abuse in Child Custody Cases

April is nationally recognized as Child Abuse Prevention month. The purpose of this month is to foster healthy, nurturing and supportive communities to help prevent child abuse and neglect. Unfortunately, child custody cases are fertile ground for unintentional child abuse. Preventing any abuse should be of the utmost importance during your child custody case as [..]

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