Divorce Mediation Attorneys Help Couples Communicate

Communication is key. It doesn’t matter whether it’s to do with a relationship, a business, children, or shopping, if you can’t or won’t communicate with other people, you’re going to be at a great disadvantage. There is no doubt that good communication grounds a marriage and helps it succeed. Conversely, a lack of communication will […]

Written by on June 30, 2016

How Divorce Affects Children in Law

According to statistics, between 40 and 50 percent of marriages in the USA end in divorce. While not all marriages result in children, there is no doubt that where couples do have children, divorce can have devastatingly negative mental, educational, social and even physical effects. Once a marriage has irrevocably broken down, divorce is usually […]

Written by on June 1, 2016

Andrea Hastings Selected as 2016 Member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by NADC

Andrea Hastings, of Hastings Shadmehry, has been selected to the 2016 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide […]

Written by on May 12, 2016

When is Collaborative Divorce the Right Option for You?

There comes a time when two parties who are divorcing may decide that working together to end their marriage is in their best interests. After all, divorce tends to become an outright war with two parties who once loved each other now fighting tooth and nail. With the number of marriages ending in divorce now […]

Written by on February 17, 2016

Child Custody Laws and Same-Sex Marriages

Marriage equality for same-sex marriage partners in Georgia is set to impact dramatically on child custody rights in the state. According to the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) statistics, Georgia is currently one of only 14 US states to allow second-parent adoptions by unmarried same-sex couples in some counties. However it is the Supreme […]

Written by on January 30, 2016

The Steps of Collaborative Divorce in Georgia

You don’t have to go to court to get a divorce any more. If both parties agree that divorce is the best bet, a collaborative divorce will enable you to reach a negotiated settlement out of court. You will each need an attorney, but ultimately the process is less costly and considerably less stressful. In […]

Written by on January 15, 2016

Unmarried Parents Guide To Child Custody

Custody of children for unmarried couples is quite similar to those of married couples who go through a divorce. The state in which you reside will ultimately determine what matters are handled, and which parent will get the most ‘sympathy’. A child custody attorney is able to guide you more accurately along during the process […]

Written by on October 31, 2015