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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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When Cupid Gets it Wrong Pt. 2: Child Support 101

  Raising children can be difficult at times; you want to make sure they are taken care of, regardless of what’s going on in your life. The important thing to remember is despite the separation of you and the child’s other parent, no matter the ups and downs you may experience, your children are going [..]

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