Divorce – Winning and Losing

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

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22

Dec

Divorce- Choosing My Clients

Hello. It has been a while since I had some time to contribute to my blog. Business has been extremely strong and it has become increasingly difficult to devote the necessary time to sharing my thoughts and experiences with you. However, I had an interesting conversation with a friend over

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20

Dec

Why We Get Divorced

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,

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30

Oct

Uncontested Divorce? Really?

“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

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30

Sep

Child Support Modifications On The Rise

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 said, I have

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30

Aug

Atlanta Divorce Rate and the Economy

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 worsening economy doesn’t end with

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30

Apr

File this under: “You’ve got to be kidding?”

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. Never

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30

Mar

Divorce – Atlanta Style

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

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20

Feb

Georgia Divorce Law Basics (part 1)

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

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30

Jan

Atlanta Child Support Cases

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.

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01

Jan