What to do If You Don’t Want a Divorce?

The decision to get a divorce doesn’t happen overnight. Nor does the breakdown of a marriage. But once a couple has decided that divorce is the only route, that, as they say in the classics, is that. Sometimes, however, people acknowledge the marriage has broken down, think that divorce is the only route, but deep […]

Written by on March 21, 2019

How Collaborative Divorce Helps Children Cope

Dealing with divorce is extremely challenging, particularly for children. This is one of the reasons why a collaborative approach is recommended to help children cope with divorce. Like any form of collaboration, a collaborative divorce requires cooperation from both husband and wife. Having agreed to split and legally end the marriage, the couple works together […]

Written by on December 28, 2018

The Emotional and Financial Security of Separation Agreements

To file for divorce in Georgia, a couple must be “separated,” meaning they no longer have marital relations. While many American states offer legal separation as an alternative to divorce, Georgia doesn’t recognize this option. However, the courts do support separate maintenance, which is very similar in concept. If married couples decide to separate without […]

Written by on September 27, 2018

Divorce Mediation: Effective Negotiation Tips

In the past, a court proceeding was one of the only options, if not the only one, for divorce. These days,  divorce mediation is a popular option because it offers a personal and less stressful experiance to an already tense situation. Mediation can also take less time than divorce court proceedings and involves far fewer […]

Written by on August 24, 2018

Tips to Make the Divorce Process Easier

Divorce is a rough process, there’s no doubt about it. It turns lives upside down and by its very definition pulls families apart. No couple enters marriage with the intent of it ending, and when a marriage does fall apart, it’s a painful time to say the least. Divorce can not only be painful, it […]

Written by on March 30, 2018

Is the Threat of Divorce More Common After the Holidays?

As the annual winter holidays loom so too does the threat of stress that can lead the breakdown of marriage, a US study predicts. Ironically, it seems to be due to the fact that holiday periods represent the opportunity for new beginnings and something a little different to the norm. The study led by Professor […]

Written by on December 30, 2017

How Divorce Mediation Helps The Children

Marriage doesn’t always work out, and there’s certainly no reason to beat yourself up if you end up filing for divorce. The really hard part though is when children are involved. Far too often they blame themselves for causing a rift between their parents, or on the opposite end of the scale feel that their […]

Written by on September 15, 2017

Co-Parenting Schedules for the Summer Break

When parents divorce, essential issues that must be taken care of include child custody and co-parenting responsibilities. Irrespective of who is awarded custody of the minor child or children Georgia law requires a parenting plan that details co-parenting schedules. Couples who have chosen the route of collaborative divorce will, with the help of a good […]

Written by on May 31, 2017

Divorcing Someone Who Won’t Let Go

Divorce is not an easy path, even when both parties know it is the only solution. But when one person in the failed partnership refuses to let go it can be unbearably difficult, particularly when children are involved. This is one of the reasons mediation, or collaborative divorce, are usually the best approaches to take. […]

Written by on February 21, 2017

Starting the New Year After Divorce

Divorce is never easy, but starting out a New Year after divorce can be particularly challenging. Nevertheless it is also an excellent time to make a new start as our Alpharetta collaborative divorce attorneys know. On the positive side, you’ve been through the divorce process, which can be really hard. You have reached a settlement […]

Written by on December 30, 2016