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Some general concepts of child custody in Georgia divorce cases

This is a general summary of the highlights of the rules of child custody in divorce cases in Georgia. Initially, the paternity of the father must be established before legal rights or duties can be attributed to the individual. This is usually not an issue in most divorce or custody matters, but it may come up in a variety of different situations that are too voluminous and complex to discuss in this article.

Property division sometimes highly contested in divorce

Georgia couples who are entering court proceedings for divorce will want to avoid some of the most common pitfalls that seem to cause discord and ignite tempers. Among the issues that are most highly contested in divorce is the topic of property division. Seeking legal counsel in the matter can help you work toward and achieve an amicable resolution and agreeable settlement.

Clients told to drop social media contacts during divorce case

If a divorce proceeding or a custody battle looms in one's future, it may be time to take decisive action to close down all social media postings and communications until further notice. According to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, almost all of the group's members said in a poll that the evidence taken from digital phones and other wireless devices, along with text messages from any source, are likely to be used as evidence in a divorce or custody proceeding. That reality applies to Georgia divorce proceedings and other family law matters.

Some common lessons that are learned through the divorce process

There are some tried and true experiences that seem to be fairly common for people who are divorcing. They occur universally, to people in Georgia and everywhere else. Unfortunately, like many things in life most people have to experience the lessons of divorce by themselves – no amount of outside advice will necessarily bring those truths any closer to fruition. According to a group of experts and divorcing individuals writing in The Huffington Post divorce section, here are some of the common lessons to be learned.

Some key principles assist children during and after divorce

The security and peace of mind of one's children is often a worry that a spouse takes into a divorce and carries in his or her awareness throughout the proceedings and thereafter.  According to a prominent divorce therapist, the divorcing parents can follow certain guidelines for optimal emotional stability for their children. Indeed, the suggested practices are consistent with similar tenets that divorce attorneys here in Georgia and elsewhere have counseled for many years.

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