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Do You Have an “Emergency Room” Case?

Unfortunately, there are some family matters that require an emergency hearing before a judge. Court dockets are overly crowded and on average, it may take 30 days or longer to get a hearing before a judge even though you... Read More

Living a Post-Divorce Life

By Melanie Brubaker Your divorce is final and you are now living a post-divorce life. You will still be dealing with some strong emotions but the legal end of the divorce is complete. Read More

Real Stepparent Adoption Experiences: Part 1

By Suzanne Prescott Stepparent adoptions are some of my favorite types of cases to handle. Securing a child’s future with loving parents is rewarding in many ways. In these cases, I get to know the clients, and in some... Read More

Five Things to Do Before You File for Divorce

Take time to educate yourself Interview attorneys, financial experts, certified divorce financial analysts, therapists, mediators, and other members of your potential team. It is important to remember that going through a divorce takes a village, and the more information... Read More

Dividing Retirement Benefits

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. Read More

Stepparent Adoption

In today’s world blended families are increasingly common.  This means a stepmother or a stepfather often takes on a critical role in a child’s life.  In certain situations, especially when a biological mother or father is unable to meet... Read More

Child Support Modifications: Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you are married and divorced, or whether you have a child born out of wedlock and are ordered to pay child support, some of the most common questions we get at Bivek Brubaker & Prescott revolve around child... Read More

Common Questions for Divorce in Georgia

How much does a divorce cost? We get this question frequently. The answer is, it depends of course! Divorces with children are more expensive than divorces without children because additional paperwork is required including child support worksheets and parenting... Read More

Uncontested Divorce vs. Contested Divorce

Beginning a divorce in Georgia can trigger a range of emotions from anger, sadness, fear, uncertainty, stress, or maybe even joy and relief. Gaining knowledge about obtaining a divorce in Georgia will help make the emotions more manageable, and... Read More

Pre-Nuptial And Post-Nuptial Agreements Aren’t Dirty Words

Setting the Stage Most individuals considering a prenuptial agreement will probably tell you that they are dreading having the “prenup” conversation with their fiancée or fiancé. People fear discussing prenuptial agreements because of the discomfort and stress it puts... Read More

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