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A couple of weeks ago I was interviewed by a Moni Basu, a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She had seen a previous posting on this blog where I had commented on the clear and dramatic increase that I had observed in people seeking to modify existing Child Support Orders. She was...
As an Atlanta Divorce Lawyer, one of the most frequent areas of confusion that I have to clear up in consultations with new clients is the difference between an Uncontested Divorce and a No-Fault Divorce. As I have previously written about, many people think they want an Uncontested Divorce, but...
A few days ago the New York Times published yet another article addressing the dramatic rise in Child Support Enforcement/Modification cases that are beginning to inundate the Countries civil courtrooms. Georgia's unemployment rate now rests at 9.3% and is predicted to rise above 10% before the...
Prior to moving to Atlanta, a little over 10 years ago, I practiced law in New York City. I was an associate at a boutique litigation firm on Madison Avenue, and had my wife not gotten a wonderful job offer here in the South, I would likely still be spending much of my time on the subways and...
Alimony--Using Craigslist to get out of paying? Man offers to pay for someone to marry ex-wife Imagine sitting at your computer and you are browsing the classified ads on Craiglist and suddenly you come across the following ad: Nice well taken care of ex-wife. Mid 40's. Pretty and loyal....
More and more we are hearing about how the crumbling economy is effecting people's choice, or even ability, to proceed with divorce. A recent example in the local Atlanta media follows: Economic downturn affects marriage, families By Brenda Pedraza-Vidamour The Times-Herald The impact of the...
As a Divorce Lawyer in Metropolitan Atlanta, what once appeared as an unusual event, people forgoing divorce due to economic conditions, is now becoming more common. Certainly, couples willingness to spend funds on protracted litigation is becoming more the rule than ever in the past. That being...
"My Divorce will be very simple, we are not fighting about anything." This is the beginning of the vast majority of the inquiries an uncontested divorce. Unfortunately, after asking a few questions of the prospective client, I usually tell them, "My friend, you have just not found out what you...
I spend an awful lot of time contemplating Divorce From a business prospective and from a sociological view, Divorce occupies a great deal of my waking time. How we get together, why we split apart, it alternately fascinates and horrifies me. I guess it is hazard of my chosen profession, but, as...
As an Atlanta based Divorce Attorney at least once a week I am asked by a perspective client … “What is your record? How often do you win cases like mine?” Although I have been asked this question hundreds of times over the years, I still cannot help but wonder what they expect me to say. ...