Preparing a Home for Your First Adoption


What to Consider When Marrying Someone with Children

If you are contemplating marriage to a person who has children from another relationship, there are many factors to consider. Among them are your current and future relationship with those children, the effect on child support, whether or not you want to adopt the children, estate planning adjustments, and the likely loss of alimony.


A Father’s Rights to the Unborn Child

In Georgia, there is no presumption that custody should go to the mother or father. Both parents are equal in the eyes of the law. If the biological mother is married, the law presumes that her husband is the father of the child. However, if the father is not the mother’s husband, he should take […]


When and How to Petition for Temporary or Emergency Custody of a Child

When it comes to providing for the care and support of children, you want to be sure they are in capable hands. When child custody disputes or emergencies arise, you may need to take quick action to ensure they are protected. Temporary and emergency child custody hearings provide you a way to legally petition the […]


Back Child Support Laws & Child Support Arrears Forgiveness

Child support payments are usually awarded to the custodial parent of a minor child to help with expenses associated with raising that child. Georgia law uses a child support calculation formula that takes the income and debt of both parents into account. The court-ordered child support amount is intended to equal the minimum amount the […]