Custody Law Answers

Answers to Common Questions about Custody Law and Visitation in Georgia 

At the Law Offices of Sean R Whitworth, we often get questions concerning child custody and visitation. Seek legal counsel in your state. The answers listed here are specific to Georgia  Family & Divorce Law. Our offices are located in Marietta Ga and we handle all aspects of Family Law at Flat agreed upon Fees.  

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Practicing Law is a Privilege

Are We Practicing Law Or Selling Used Cars?

Practicing Law is a privilege that requires setting proper expectations with each and every client.

Are we practicing Law or selling used cars? Family Law Article about practicing Law in Georgia. Get Legal Advice by a qualified attorney in Georgia. Continue Reading →

How Divorce Affects Your Health & Solutions To Limit Your Stress

Divorce Affects Your Health If You Allow It!

Divorce is never without stress and this has its downsides, especially when it comes to your health. Divorce can be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. Divorce affects your health in so many ways if you allow it.  Divorce is actually the second most stressful time in a family’s life next to a spouse dying.  It can disrupt a person’s finances, living arrangements, relationships, schedules, and parenting ...

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How To Enforce Child Support in Georgia

Sharing the latest updates about Georgia Family Law and how to enforce Child Support 

Enforce Child Support for your children’s sake. Is your former spouse failing to pay you the awarded child support – letting you struggle to make ends meet?When faced with this problem, many custodial parents feel powerless. Fortunately, there are several ways to enforce child support in the state of Georgia if the non-custodial parent fails to meet payments, assuming those payments are ...

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Top Mistakes Newly Separated Couples Make During Divorce Proceedings

13 ACTIONS you should avoid when you are newly separated! 

Going through a Divorce? There are rules newly separated couples need to follow while going through the divorce proceedings.

Newly separated folks often do and say things that they will regret in the future. Emotional outbursts and acts in the name of “Pay Back” are often the causes of money lost, child custody at risk and even folks getting hurt physically.

The ...

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Alimony in Georgia – What is the Law?

Committing Adultery can mean that You’ll give up Alimony

Committing adultery (or cheating) can be devastating to a marriage – and doing so often leads to divorce. If you and your spouse have decided to end your marriage due to one spouse’s adultery, you might be wondering whether it will affect any aspect of the divorce proceedings, including the issue of alimony. Read this overview of alimony in Georgia. ...

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How to Enforce Child Support – Georgia Law Article by Sean R. Whitworth & Team

How To Enforce Child Support in Georgia

The first step is to educate yourself by reading about the law in your state,  then hire a qualified Family Law Attorney that can help you enforce child support effectively.There are a number of legal actions you can consider if the parent that does not have custody (the “non-custodial parent”) is not paying the child support that ...

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What is Discovery? Divorce & Family Law Answers

DISCOVERY AND THE OBLIGATION OF PARTIES TO SUPPLY REQUESTED DOCUMENTS

Is your Lawyer billing you hourly? Choose your lawyer carefully and read this article to find out more. One of the most frustrating matters in litigation, and especially family litigation, is the use and misuse of what is commonly called discovery What is discovery as it relates to Divorce and Family Law?  Essentially it is the period in a litigated ...

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Beware the Judge

Beware the Judge

Beware the Judge. When you decide to litigate your matter consider that you are placing the decisions as to who will raise your children, when you will visit them, who will make basic day to day decisions and how will years of accumulated assets be divided all with an individual who does not know you or care about you.  This person is the judge.

We are raised to believe that judges have some sort of superior ...

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THE BILLABLE HOUR GAME

One of the most disturbing things I hear is that they have paid someone thousands and thousands of dollars, depleted their retirement funds and they are still seeking resolution to their problem.   I am sickened by the incentives inherent in this profession that reward non-resolution of problems at the financial expense of the client.

Often people come to my office, good hard working people, and they have not more money to fight their litigated matter.  They have depleted ...

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