Congratulations to Andrea Hastings for Being Recognized as one of the Lawyers of Distinction’s “2020 Power Lawyers”

We would like to say a huge congratulations to our very own Andrea Hastings for being recognized as one of the Lawyers of Distinction’s “Fall 2020 Power Lawyers”! Lawyers of Distinction was recently seen on page 17 in the September 6th, 2020 edition of The New York Times. The publication displayed all of the Fall […]

Written by on September 11, 2020

A Note to Our Clients about Covid-19

In light of the ongoing impact that the Coronavirus (Covid-19) is having on our community, Hastings Shadmehryis adjusting the way we live and work. We will be implementing social distancing so as to do our part in trying to slow the spread of the disease and reduce the impact we have on our medical establishments. […]

Written by on March 16, 2020

Divorce Mediation Can Prevent Litigation

Divorce can be a long, painful business, particularly when the two parties can’t agree on issues like the children born of the marriage, and money. But by going the route of mediation rather than litigation minimizes stress and doesn’t cost as much litigation. It also helps couples maintain control over their futures, rather than relying […]

Written by on August 15, 2019

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

Avoiding Disputes in Family Law Matters

Family law issues are unavoidably emotive and stressful and take a lot of skill on the part of lawyers to reach successful resolutions. If dedicated family law attorneys are not involved in these cases they generally end up in court with a judge making decisions for the family. Since there will inevitably be disputes and […]

Written by on February 28, 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 Difference Between Postnup and Prenup Agreements

When two people decide to marry it is usually because they are in love and have decided life together will be sheer bliss. But sadly, the reality is that more than 40 percent of marriages end in divorce, with the percentage increasing to between 67 and 74 percent for second and subsequent marriages. This is […]

Written by on December 14, 2018

Understanding the Roles of the Collaborative Divorce Team

Collaborative divorce is an alternative to the traditional divorce procedure that commonly involves two sets of lawyers battling in court to get the best deal for their client. Non-adversarial in nature, collaborative divorce is widely considered to be the approach of choice when there are children involved. Of course, it is also the approach for […]

Written by on November 30, 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