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Which musicians have been divorced the most?

It is unlikely that many of our Atlanta blog readers look up to musicians, movie stars and other celebrities as models of solid, happy, lasting relationships and marriages. In fact, most Georgia residents can probably name several of the rich and famous who have been married and divorced multiple times.

Report: Disabled parents have a custody disadvantage

A new comprehensive report has found that parents with disabilities many hurdles and obstacles when they attempt to obtain and keep custody of their children. Although the report focuses primarily on the plight of married parents with disabilities, it also notes that disabled parents are more likely to lose custody of their kids after a divorce or separation. In addition, they often face barriers in their attempts to adopt a child.

Prenup declared valid in football player's divorce

When a couple signs a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, they likely believe that doing so will protect them from a messy, bitter family court fight should they ever decide to divorce. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.

Usher orders ex-wife out of Atlanta home

Georgia-based singer Usher Raymond has reportedly asked his ex-wife, Tameka Foster, to vacate the Atlanta-area home that was awarded to him under the terms of the couple's divorce decree. Raymond has placed the home up for sale, which means that Foster will have to find a new place to live.

Court order required to lower spousal support obligation

As the economy continues to limp toward recovery in Georgia, many people are finding themselves out of work or making less than they previously did for several months (or even years) longer than they anticipated. As such, many Atlanta residents are no longer able to meet financial obligations dating back to their pre-recession life and income.

How is child custody decided in Georgia?

Last week, we wrote a blog post detailing the differences between physical and legal child custody. To summarize that discussion, physical custody refers to where a child lives, while legal custody refers to the right and responsibility to make important decisions about a child's health care, education, religion and the like.

Should mediation play a role in your divorce?

In recent years, mediation has become a big part of the family court process in Georgia and many other U.S. states. In fact, in some jurisdictions, divorcing couples are required to make an attempt at mediation before they are allowed to schedule a traditional hearing in family court.

Physical vs. legal child custody: What's the difference?

If you were to ask Atlanta residents who have not been through a divorce about the difference between physical and legal child custody, they would probably have no idea what you are talking about. Most people think of custody solely in terms of where the child is living, and while this is not technically incorrect, it is not the whole story.

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