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Is mediation the right choice for your Georgia divorce?

Deciding to end your marriage is not a choice that a person takes lightly. Whether there was a single incident, such as an act of abuse or infidelity, or just a gradual deterioration of your marriage, the choice to dissolve your union is often one fraught with confusion and stress. This is especially true if you worry about the impact on your children and what happens if you don't agree on terms with your spouse.

You don't want to end up in court, battling over every minute of parenting time and every penny in your savings account. However, you do want to ensure that the outcome is fair to both you and your spouse. If you don't currently agree on terms for divorcing but believe compromise is possible, mediation could be an ideal solution for filing an uncontested divorce.

Pay special attention to medical child support

When parents choose to divorce, the process can prove enormously frustrating for both sides. Often, it is useful to prioritize providing the best quality of life one can for the child, for the sake of both the parents and the child.

If you and your spouse face divorce with a child, you may find that it is very difficult to separate the emotional frustrations at play in the divorce from the very important legal matters that you must resolve in order to move forward.

3 tips for avoiding childhood trauma during a divorce

Children don't always understand why their parents do the things they do. They may blame themselves for things they had nothing to do with or believe that their parents dislike or hate them even though that thought has never crossed their parents' minds.

When a divorce begins, children may not be sure how to handle it. It's a responsibility of parents to make sure the children involved feel loved and are taken care of as much as possible during this difficult time. In a child's eyes, a divorce may seem like the end of the world.

Child custody and its effects on your children

Divorce can often be very difficult and not just on the couple. If you are considering divorce, you may be focused on issues such as determining which one of you gets the house and where the children will live. You may be experiencing a range of emotions from anger and disappointment and even fear of the future. While you are going through this process, it is also important to remember the psychological effects the new custody arrangements will have on your children.

If you are considering divorce, it is important to take the necessary steps to protect your interests and those of your children. The right custody agreement can make a significant difference in your children's lives. An experienced attorney in the Cumming area can help you with the divorce process. Read further to find out more about child custody and its effects on your children.

The ABCs of your Georgia divorce

When you and your husband got married, you thought it would be forever. Fifteen years and three kids later, he packed his bags and moved out. Now you are facing divorce and you are not sure where to begin. One of the first things you should do is to contact a local divorce lawyer to discuss your situation.

An experienced attorney can guide you through the court process, help you handle custody issues, and negotiate your divorce settlement. Even with legal counsel, it is important to understand basic Georgia divorce laws. Just like other states, there is a certain process you will have to go through in order to be legally divorced.

How can I protect my rights as a father?

Parental rights are sacred, and protecting your relationship with your children is of vital importance. This is particularly important for Georgia fathers not considered the legal parents of their children or not listed as the father on the birth certificate.

Creating a nontraditional parenting plan

Child custody and visitation plans for divorced parents do not have to look the way they did in the past. Every family is different, and every family can craft a parenting plan that works for them.

A typical parenting plan in the past would likely give primary residential custody to one parent, usually the mother. The father would typically have overnight visits on alternate weekends and alternate holidays. Here are some examples of nontraditional parenting plans:


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