Temporary Guardianship

by Melanie Webre

There are situations in which parents become unable to care for their children. It could be due to injury or illness, the result of an addiction, or allegations of abuse. Placing the child into the care of another responsible adult is often the best way to ensure the child is protected and cared for. When done on a voluntary basis, establishing a temporary guardianship is less complicated than seeking permanent child custody, and it allows all parties to work at eventually reuniting the parent and the child.

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Can an Adopted Child Inherit from Biological Parents?

by Tracy Crider

When you adopt a child, you want to make sure that your child has every right and opportunity that he or she would have had as your biological offspring. This touches on all aspects of your family life and involves a number of legal aspects as well. One area of particular note is your estate plan. When you adopt, it is critical to make sure that your estate plan accurately reflects your wishes regarding your adopted child’s inheritance and guardianship in the event of your untimely death.

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3 Myths of Child Support in Georgia

by Danielle D Davis

For parents, finding reliable information about child support online can be a challenge. While most states’ child support laws are similar, the specifics vary from one state to the next, and it can often be difficult to tell whether a particular resource is up-to-date on the latest guidelines that apply.

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