Alpharetta Divorce Attorney

2016

Blog Posts in 2016

  • Five Stages of Grief in Divorce

    Divorce is not a situation people are usually emotionally prepared for. After all, no one gets married to get divorced. Nevertheless, divorce is something that happens whether we are ready for it or not. In fact, it is often stated that nearly 50% of marriages end in divorce. That does not make it any easier, of course. According to the American Institute of Stress, divorce is the second most ...
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  • Myths About Divorce

    If you and your spouse are considering divorce, it is only natural that you might want to reach out to your friends and family for advice and guidance. Unfortunately, that may not be the best course of action. Mom always gets the kids: While it is true that many cases result in the mother as the custodial parent and the father paying child support, that is not always the case. In the past, the ...
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  • Recognizing Child Abuse

    Child abuse is not always evident or easy to detect, particularly when the abuser is in a position of authority, such as a parent, stepparent, or other adult living in the household. Such figures of authority exercise a significant amount of power and influence over children, which can intimidate victims of abuse into silence. This is why we must be vigilant in our observations and know how to ...
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  • Ask These 3 Important Questions Before Marriage

    As Alpharetta divorce attorneys, we at The Millard Law Firm have seen many marital disputes. Some of these disputes could have been avoided, or at the very least resolved, if they were discussed before finalizing the marriage. Asking these three questions will help reduce the risk of divorce later in life. 1. Do you want children? For many people, getting married and having a family is the ...
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  • Behaviors That Can Slowly End a Marriage

    While infidelity and lying to your spouse can result in an end to a marriage, there are other, less-obvious behaviors that are just as damaging to a relationship. Unfortunately, many people may not be aware that their actions, no matter how benign or subtle they seem, are slowly killing their marriage. Common behaviors to be aware of include the following: You rarely touch each other. If you have ...
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  • Helping Your Children Survive Divorce

    Divorce can be frustrating, confusing, and devastating for children. Since they know that their parents are on the brink of separating for good, it can be a traumatizing experience that can have a tremendous impact on their future. As parents, there is no question you have a lot to deal with during a divorce. However, it is up to the adults to educate their children about how a divorce will affect ...
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  • Helping Your Child Overcome Gender Stereotypes

    Many people believe boys should be courageous and strong, while girls must be nurturing and delicate; boys should strive for dominance and be active, while girls must be passive and submissive. Unfortunately, gender stereotypes can have a harmful effect on both men and women. As parents, we are sometimes inadvertently reinforcing stereotyping. Whether you compliment boys and girls in different ...
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  • Common Marriage Advice You Should Ignore

    Whether you plan to get married or in the middle of a marriage, you may hear constant advice from your family, friends, and peers. While certain relationship advice is popular, there is some out there that aren't worth applying to your own. The following are the common marriage advice you should ignore: Relationships are not supposed to be easy. Even though relationships take work and arguing is ...
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  • Can Cheaters Change Their Ways?

    We’ve all heard the cliché about infidelity – “Once a cheater, always a cheater.” There are many of us who have been affected by a cheating significant other. According to a survey conducted by the University of Chicago, 21% of married men and about 15% of married women have cheated on their partners. But does the old saying really ring true all the time? Cheaters That Change When we assume that a ...
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  • Child Support Modification in Georgia

    As part of divorce in Georgia, the court will decide how much money is expected for the support and maintenance of the children. Once the court orders child support , that order can only be changed if one of the parents seeks modification of the original order through the court. Whether to increase or decrease the original amount, in order to properly modify child support, a parent must prove that ...
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  • How Property is Divided in a Georgia Divorce

    One of the major obstacles of a divorce is dividing marital property and assigning martial debts. In Georgia, this is done through equitable division, which means that each party in a divorce must divide marital property in a fair manner. However, that does not necessarily mean equally. Types of Property There are two types of property: marital property and separate property. Marital property ...
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  • Divorce Guide: The 5 Don'ts of Divorce

    As you and your family tackle the turmoil, stress and confusion of divorce, you have likely read a million articles on what to do during a divorce. During this time, many adults let their emotions get the better of them and act out of fear, anger, and sadness. At The Millard Law Firm, we understand what you are going through, which is why our Alpharetta divorce attorney has put together this ...
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  • Divorce Guide: 3 Tips For a Better Divorce

    Ending a marriage can be painful, for some people the unraveling of years of weaving two lives together can feel almost as if there has been a death in the family. On top of all the emotions you and your spouse are likely feeling, you might also realize, you have no idea what to expect during this process. At The Millard Law Firm, we strive to become a guiding light for our clients, which is why ...
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  • Benefits of a Prenuptial Agreement

    A pre-nuptial agreement is an agreement made by a couple, which concerns the ownership of their respective property and assets if the marriage fails, prior to getting married. While it may sound like a great plan for the future, bringing up a pre-nuptial agreement is not the most romantic thing to do, especially at a time when your relationship may still be new and untested. However, establishing ...
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