Child Abuse Registry

Child Abuse Registry

The Department of Family and Children Services investigates cases where there are allegations of child abuse, neglect, and any other matter in which a child is in a potentially dangerous or unsafe situation. However, the Department is able to determine that an...
Equitable Division is NOT Necessarily Equal Division

Equitable Division is NOT Necessarily Equal Division

Georgia became an equitable division state in 1980. This occurred when the Georgia Supreme Court rendered its opinion in the case of Stokes v. Stokes, 246 Ga. 765 (19380). In that opinion the Court stated:    “We deal here solely with the authority of the trier...
Party to a Crime

Party to a Crime

In Georgia, “every person concerned in the commission of a crime is a party thereto and may be charged with and convicted of commission of the crime.” This is the exact language of O.C.G.A. § 16-2-20, When a person is a party to a crime. At first glance, the reach of...
Attorney’s Fees in Hague Cases

Attorney’s Fees in Hague Cases

In family law, “Hague” cases are cases in which one parent seeks the return of a child who is alleged to have been wrongfully removed or retained from the country of the child’s “habitual residence.” The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction is an...