Bivek, Brubaker & Prescott - Marietta family law and divorce attorneys


Psychiatrist  / Patient privilege and doctor / client privilege

In some contested divorces where both sides are collecting evidence and conducting discovery, people worry about the confidentiality of their psychiatric records and how those records may impact litigation. This article will help clarify what is protected and what... Read More

Effective Divorce Negotiating And “Knowing Your Rights”

Negotiating your divorce can be a scary and daunting task for the unskilled and uneducated.  Unlike buying a car or a house, the decisions made in your divorce settlement can have a great impact on your life and some... Read More

Counselors, Custody Evaluations and Divorce

      In some contested divorces where both sides cannot agree on who should have custody of the children the Court or a Guardian Ad Litem can Order the parties to undergo a custody evaluation. The purpose of... Read More

In Georgia, what legal rights do same sex couples have with marriage, divorce and child custody?

  In Georgia, what legal rights do same sex couples have with marriage, divorce and child custody? In Georgia, O.C.G.A. 19-3-3.1 defines marriage and states that it is declared to be the public policy of this state to recognize... Read More


Arbitration is a form of alternative dispute resolution that is much less used in divorce and family law cases than mediation. Georgia has codified the methods and procedures for arbitration in O.C.G.A. § 9-9-1 et seq. The Georgia Arbitration... Read More

Georgia’s 14-Year-Old Custody Law

“In all custody cases in which the child has reached the age of 14 years, the child shall have the right to select the parent with whom he or she desires to live. The child’s selection for purposes of... Read More


  If you are facing a Georgia divorce and you own a business with your spouse (or if your spouse owns a business), be prepared for some complicated, unique issues. The attorneys at Bivek Brubaker & Prescott have handled many complex... Read More


Dividing retirement benefits in a divorce is a tricky and complex process. The first thing to do is to determine whether the retirement plan is qualified or non-qualified. QUALIFIED VS. NON-QUALIFIED PLANS Qualified Plan A qualified retirement plan meets... Read More


A common question we receive is “how long will my divorce take”. The answer, of course, is it depends! In order to figure out how long your divorce will take, you first need to understand the divorce process. DIVORCE... Read More


Not every divorce trial needs expert witnesses. However, when used effectively, they can sway the course of a trial in favor of a husband or wife. Divorces involving complex estates, medical issues, alimony, hidden money, or contested custody issues... Read More

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