Child Support Obligations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Record-setting unemployment caused by the COVID-19 virus has created challenges for divorced and separated parents. The Georgia Department of Labor reports it processed more than three million applications for unemployment benefits from March through mid-July. As businesses struggle to recover from mandatory, government-ordered closures, the loss of employment for workers furloughed or laid off creates … Read more

Bankruptcy in the Age of COVID-19

It?s hard to believe how much the country has changed in only a couple of months. Reaction to the COVID-19 virus has been swift and unprecedented at all levels of government. State and local officials implemented measures designed to slow the spread of the virus, but the toll of such measures has been devastating. Most … Read more

Essentials of Georgia Child Support Laws

Parents rarely think about child support until there is a divorce or separation. Georgia imposes on both parents the obligation to provide for the financial support of their children. This obligation also applies children born to married couples as well as those born out of wedlock. Calculating the amount parents must pay to satisfy their … Read more

Maintaining the Family Bond: Grandparents? Rights in Georgia

Research confirms the importance of fostering the emotional bond between children and their grandparents, but strained family relationships may make this impossible without assistance from the courts. The hurdle grandparents have been forced to overcome when asking courts to intervene to resolve visitation disputes has been legal recognition of the parental right to make decisions … Read more

Georgia Prenups: What Not To Include

Prenuptial agreements used to be associated almost exclusively with Hollywood celebrities and ultra-wealthy individuals, but times have changed. The trend toward delaying marriage until later in life has created an increase in the number of couples resorting to prenuptial agreements to protect interests in businesses and other assets brought into the marriage. A prenuptial agreement … Read more