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


Parental Alienation

Parental Alienation is a term that is brought up countless times when going through a divorce, child custody case, Modification, or Legitimation. In 1985, Dr. Richard Garner, a Psychologist, introduced Parental Alienation Syndrome which, “is a distinctive family response... Read More

Online Divorce Documents

In recent years, divorce forms have become more accessible online. This has allowed couples seeking a divorce to go through a pro se route. Pro se means that the party is not represented by an attorney. These online forms... Read More

Name Change

Adult Name Changes in Divorce The easiest way to change your last name back to your maiden name is during the divorce process. This saves the party from paying two separate retainers. The party can change their name in... Read More

Modification of Custody 

What constitutes a Modification? A parenting plan can be modified two years after it is put in place. However, a modification of custody can take place any time after the parenting plan after proof of a significant change that... Read More

Late Case Evaluation

Late Case Evaluations are a tool used by Fulton County in divorce cases. Once a case gets to the 120-day status conference or beyond, a judge may order the parties to complete a Late Case Evaluation. Normally, a judge... Read More


 “Any party may serve upon any other party written interrogatories to be answered by the party served or, if the party served is a public or private corporation or a partnership or association or a governmental agency, by any... Read More

How do I lower the cost of divorce?

Many clients wonder how to keep not only their cost of divorce down but also to not go over their retainer. Here are some ways to keep down billing: Have a Clear Attorney Contract:  Make sure to have a... Read More

Health Insurance Deviation

According to the Georgia Civil Code, “The amount of the cost for the child’s health insurance premium shall be determined and added as an adjustment to the basic child support obligation as “additional expenses” whether paid directly by the... Read More

Domestic Standing Order

What is a Domestic Standing Order? The Domestic Standing Order is a court order that is filed with every domestic relations civil case that is opened. Each Superior court has its own individual Domestic Relations Standing Order. The Domestic... Read More

Does it matter who files first?

Maybe. Filing first can offer both advantages and disadvantages to either party.  Advantages: Filing first allows the case to begin. If one party wants to get divorced and the other does not, the party wanting to get divorced can... Read More

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