How to Request a Drug Test in Your Child Custody Case
Crystal Wright | June 28, 2022 | Divorce
Substance abuse is a severe problem in the United States. Tragically, many children live in homes with a parent who is addicted to drugs. Courts seek to protect children when they are made aware that a parent has a substance abuse problem. If you believe your child’s other parent is using drugs, you can request… read more
Is My Spouse Entitled to My Inheritance After Divorce?
Crystal Wright | June 21, 2022 | Divorce
Generally, inheritance is considered separate property during a divorce action. Therefore, your spouse should not be entitled to the inheritance you receive before or after a divorce. It remains yours unless you convert the funds into marital property. After your divorce, whether your spouse receives an inheritance from your estate depends on the terms of… read more
Getting a Marriage Annulled in Georgia
Crystal Wright | June 8, 2022 | Family Law
A divorce ends your marriage. An annulment makes it, legally speaking, like your marriage never happened. If you meet certain requirements, an annulment may be an option for you in Lawrenceville, GA. To help you get an annulment, speak with an experienced annulment lawyer. Georgia Annulment Requirements Not every marriage is eligible for an annulment…. read more
Is My Ex-Spouse Allowed to Take Our Child Out of the Country?
Crystal Wright | June 2, 2022 | Child Custody
Going through a divorce is never easy, and it’s even more emotional when you have a child. Even after the divorce process is over, you still have to interact with your ex-spouse. You will likely have to work together to make major decisions for your child. But what if your ex-spouse wants to take your… read more
Divorcing A Narcissist: Tips, Tools, And What To Expect
Crystal Wright | May 17, 2022 | Divorce
The divorce process can be emotionally draining and painful. Even when spouses agree to an uncontested divorce, ending a marriage can be a traumatic experience. When one of the spouses is a narcissist, seeking a divorce can be more traumatic and stressful for the other spouse. What Is a Narcissist? Your spouse may have narcissistic… read more
How to File For Legal Separation in Georgia
Crystal Wright | April 14, 2022 | Legal Separation
Strictly speaking, Georgia law does not recognize a formal legal separation. It does, however, provide actions for “separate maintenance.” A couple who files for separate maintenance can remain separated indefinitely, or a spouse can file for divorce at some point. Continue reading to learn more. Why Not Just Divorce? There are several common reasons couples… read more
What Happens if I Don’t Pay Alimony in Gwinnett County, GA?
Crystal Wright | April 8, 2022 | Spousal Support
When parties divorce in Gwinnett County, Georgia, the court may have included an order that one party pays the other alimony or spousal support. If that is the case, then the party ordered to pay alimony must make the payments as detailed in the court order. Failure to make the payments required by the order… read more
What Are the 4 Types of Alimonies in Georgia?
Crystal Wright | March 29, 2022 | Divorce
Georgia’s four types of alimony are temporary, permanent, periodic, and lump sum alimony. Each type of spousal support is based on different criteria. Alimony payments may be direct cash payments to the ex-spouse, or the alimony may be paid in non-cash payments, such as making mortgage payments. What Are the Types of Spousal Support Granted… read more
What is a Subpoena?
Crystal Wright | March 15, 2022 | Family Law
Family law disputes may include matters related to divorce, custody, property division, paternity, and spousal support. Unfortunately, the parties often disagree about how the matter should be resolved. The result is litigation through the court. Subpoenas are valuable tools used to gather information about a case. They may also be used to obtain evidence and… read more
How to Request a Psychological Evaluation in Your Child Custody Case
Crystal Wright | March 1, 2022 | Child Custody
Georgia law gives judges the authority to order a psychological evaluation in child custody cases. Judges make custody decisions based on a child’s best interest. However, a psychological evaluation provides vital information that helps the judge decide custody matters in some cases. Interested parties may request a psychological evaluation in a custody case, including either… read more