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One of the most frequently asked questions we hear is “should I file for divorce or legal separation?”  In the State of Georgia, both actions can trigger similar outcomes in terms of awarding child custody, child support, alimony, distribution of assets, marital home, cars, debts and other property, and allowing the spouses to move forward as…

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There is no doubt about it: pets are family. It’s estimated that households in the U.S. will spend $99.0 billion on their pets, including treats and food, vet care, and other services. But what happens in the event of a divorce or breakup when precious family pets, such as cats or dogs, are loved and…

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It’s very common in divorce or custody agreements to designate a single custodial parent. But even if you’re the non-custodial parent, that doesn’t mean you no longer have responsibilities to be there for your child. There are challenges you will face, but establishing a co-parenting relationship with your former partner will benefit everyone. You’ll discover…

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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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