The Meriwether & Tharp Divorce Attorney Blog


Sherri Shepherd declared mother against her wishes

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

  As mentioned in a previous blog, due to recent advents in fertility options, there has been an influx of legal battles over issues like surrogacy and frozen embryos. There are also custody issues that arise over children who are…

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What happens to frozen embryos after a break-up?

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

With the advent of technology and additional fertility techniques, family law attorneys are seeing new issues all the time.  An example of an issue that would not have been possible several years ago can be seen in a recent lawsuit…

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Is Jail an Appropriate Remedy for Failure to Pay Child Support?

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

In Georgia, as well as in several other states, one way a state can enforce a court’s directing a non-custodial parent to pay child support is to incarcerate that non-custodial parent for failure to pay. In fact, not only can…

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I Want to Enforce my Divorce Order. Can I Represent Myself?

Sunday, May 17th, 2015
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As Atlanta divorce attorneys, we are often contacted by former clients who, now that their divorce is final, are having problems getting their ex-spouse to comply with the court’s orders concerning child support, child custody and alimony. “How can she…

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What is a Temporary Protective Order?

Saturday, May 16th, 2015
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A Temporary Protective Order, often referred to as a TPO, is a documents issued by a court that orders an abuser to abusing, harassing, or stalking a victim or face severe legal consequences. As indicated by the name, TPOs are…

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US Supreme Court Expected to Make Historic Ruling on Gay Marriage

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Does the 14th Amendment require states to license same-sex marriages? Does the 14th Amendment require states to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states? These are two questions that have been debated by constitutional scholars for years, and now these…

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Should I Appeal my Divorce Order?

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
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If you have recently divorce in Georgia, it is highly likely that you were dissatisfied with at least one of the order or rulings issued by the court at the conclusion of your divorce. If this is the case, you…

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The Lohan Family – Family Law Drama In The News Again

Thursday, May 7th, 2015
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Another day, another article about child support drama in the Lohan family.  This time, apparently, Michael Lohan owes more than $16,000 in back child support to his ex-wife, Dina. Dina Lohan – Hey Michael, Pay Up…Or Get Locked Up, by…

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Divorce By Facebook?

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
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Once a divorce Petitioner files all of the documents and pleadings required to initiate a divorce case in the court system, the next thing that must happen is that the Respondent (the Petitioner’s spouse) must be personally served with these…

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Divorcing a Foreign National Spouse? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
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The divorce process can be an extremely stressful and difficult time for both estranged spouses involved. However, in cases where one spouse is a foreign national, especially if that spouse has returned to his or her hoe country before the…

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