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Co-parenting is the shared responsibility for raising your children even after you and your partner have split up. This experience is very beneficial for children who don’t see their parents as adversaries. They learn essential life skills, like cooperation, that will carry them through their development well into adulthood. For the parents, one of the…

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When is custody decided in Georgia, another state, or in another country?  International child custody cases are things that most attorneys find daunting. They aren’t something that just any attorney can handle. At Shaw Law, we do handle international child custody cases.  The first issue that needs to be addressed in international child custody cases…

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After a divorce, children will need to learn a new normal. It’s up to the parents to help them understand how things have changed and, specifically, how things won’t change. There are a few things you can do to encourage your kids to embrace their new situation with positivity. In this post, you’ll find advice…

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There have been some big changes in the Georgia child support laws. The state completely re-wrote laws that removed use of a percentage of income and created an income-share system. Child support owed is now calculated from the income of both parents, not just the parent paying child support.  Overall, it’s created a more fair system…

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Prenuptials are agreements made before marriage that define how the marital and premarital estate will be divided by a Georgia Superior Court in the event of a divorce.  It can define what assets will remain your separate, non-marital assets, what assets will become marital assets (and how that is to be defined), and it can determine…

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In the mid-1990’s when I began as a child custody attorney, and built up expertise, I wrote of a moment that I summarized as “who gave her the right?” What I meant by this is that mothers assumed they were entitled to child custody, they acted as if they were entitled to child custody, fathers…

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