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How to co-parent peacefully after your Atlanta divorce

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 difficult divorce.

The effects of divorce on the immigration process

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 about how your split will affect your immigration status.

Can divorce hurt your career?

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 and your performance at work.

In Atlanta, Terrell Owens' child support case drags on

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 retained the services of a new child support lawyer, and had a makeup court date scheduled for today. There is no word yet on whether Owens was present for the rescheduled hearing, although it certainly would not have boded well for him if he had missed yet another court appearance.

Alimony, federal and state tax laws, and the IRS

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.

Are Georgia women more likely than men to initiate 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 of divorce and family law, it seems that the start of the process may be changing too.

Holmes-Cruise divorce: Custody issues surface

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 of the couple's six-year-old daughter, Suri. If the entertainment media is to be believed, that appears to be the case.

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