Premarital Cohabitation Can be Considered When Determining Alimony

In Georgia, the determination of the amount of alimony or spousal support awarded to a party is within the sole discretion of the fact finder. Unlike child support, there is no mathematical formula to calculate the amount of alimony a party may be entitled to. What that means is when calculating alimony, a fact finder […]

Christmas and Divorce – Tips for Divorced Parents

Christmas is supposed to be that special time of the year. That’s especially true when young children are involved. Even as adults we still remember the awe and excitement of Christmas we had as a young child – from Santa Claus, to milk and cookies, to opening up gifts on Christmas morning. Those special moments […]

Pets and Divorce

Everyone that knows me knows I’m dog person. I have two lhasa apso dogs who are considered my little four-legged “children.” I treat them like children because I love them. You probably feel the same way if you have dogs. Dogs are our companions. Cats may be a little more aloof, but people still love […]

How to Help Your Children Cope with Divorce: Advice from a Divorce Lawyer

Divorce is never an easy choice to make, especially when there’s children involved. Divorce is tough. It’s tough on adults. It’s also not surprising that the breakup of a marriage can be even tougher on children. As a divorce lawyer, I see a lot of heartache when parents who have children decide to divorce. Often times, that […]

5 Tips When Filing for Divorce

Your mind is made up. You are filing for divorce. Marriage counseling is no longer an option. Filing for divorce is a big step because divorce is never easy. This is especially true when the divorce is contested. A contested divorce means you and your spouse don’t agree to the terms of the divorce. Common […]

LAW CALL RECALL: Annulment vs. Divorce

Last month, attorney Ashley Mackin Brodie was invited to appear as a guest host on the popular Macon, GA television show, Law Call. Airing every Sunday evening at 11:35 p.m. on channel 13WMAZ, Law Call is a live television program where callers call in to have their legal questions answered. Ashley has appeared several times […]

Divorce Mediation

Most divorce cases in Georgia do not go through the lengthy and costly process of a jury trial or a bench trial before a Superior Court judge. In fact, most divorce cases are resolved through agreement of both divorcing spouses either through themselves, their attorneys or through the use of a third-party mediator during the […]

Georgia Divorce Questions and Answers

What are the grounds for divorce in Georgia? In Georgia, a divorce can be granted based on the fact the marriage is irretrievably broken and there is no hope for reconciliation by the two parties. This no-fault ground is the most common ground for divorce in Georgia. A fault ground for divorce does not have […]

Georgia Child Custody Questions and Answers

How do courts determine who will get custody of my child? In Georgia, child custody is a complex matter where many factors are taken into consideration before a determination is made as to which parent will receive custody. Courts in Georgia use what is called the best interests of the child standard when determining child […]