It is no secret that a high-conflict divorce can be damaging, not only for children but for the divorcing couple as well. But yet, as many of our Atlanta readers know, sometimes it is simply not possible to maintain a low level of conflict when you are entrenched in a...
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Month: July 2012
The effects of divorce on the immigration process
On Behalf of Hill Macdonald, LLC | Jul 25, 2012 | Divorce
Imagine this scenario: you have been granted citizenship or permanent residence in the United States because of your marriage to a U.S. citizen. Then, your marriage ends. Now, not only are you dealing with the standard stresses of divorce, but you are also worrying...
Can divorce hurt your career?
On Behalf of Hill Macdonald, LLC | Jul 20, 2012 | Divorce
Atlanta readers who have gone through a divorce - and even those who haven't - know that separating from your spouse is a long, frustrating, stressful experience. As such, it can affect many other areas of your life, including your friendships and family relationships...
In Atlanta, Terrell Owens’ child support case drags on
On Behalf of Hill Macdonald, LLC | Jul 19, 2012 | Child Support
In the latest news from the ongoing saga that is Terrell Owens' child support case, the football player has reportedly fired his former Georgia family law attorney after the lawyer reportedly failed to inform him of a pending family court date. Owens has already...
Be Careful: During A Divorce, Someone May Be Watching
On Behalf of Hill Macdonald, LLC | Jul 17, 2012 | Divorce
By: Vic Brown Hill On Friday, July 13, 2012, Hill-Macdonald, LLC, received the Georgia Court of Appeals' decision in Rutter v. Rutter--a divorce case-- in our client's favor. The decision is an...
Alimony, federal and state tax laws, and the IRS
On Behalf of Hill Macdonald, LLC | Jul 12, 2012 | Alimony
At some point after a divorce had taken place, a husband agreed with his former spouse to make a single $20,000 lump-sum payment. In doing so, his wife assured him that he would then be relieved of his $500 per month spousal support obligations.His wife's assurances...
Are Georgia women more likely than men to initiate divorce?
On Behalf of Hill Macdonald, LLC | Jul 7, 2012 | Divorce
When we write about divorce on our Atlanta family law blog, we often talk about the legal process or the end product of a split. It is rare that we discuss the weeks, days and moments leading up to a couple's decision to end their marriage. But like many other areas...
Holmes-Cruise divorce: Custody issues surface
On Behalf of Hill Macdonald, LLC | Jul 5, 2012 | Child Custody
Last week, we brought our Georgia family law blog readers the news that Katie Holmes had filed for divorce from Tom Cruise after five years of marriage. In that blog post, we speculated that one of the most contentious issues of the divorce would likely be the custody...
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