Extracurricular activities can be fairly minimal, or can be thousands of dollars per year, per child - especially if the word "travel" is involved. Because the costs are usually on the low end for younger children, parents often don't consider the costs at the time of separation, but only when they've reached their full, teenage levels.
Georgia has a very, very clear public policy regarding wills - the courts want to uphold a will unless they're sure they shouldn't. This is because one of the basic concepts of property law is that a person should be able to decide what happens to his or her property when they die.
I'm frequently asked by parents who pay child support if they can demand an accounting from their ex of how exactly the child support money is being spent, as they don't believe it's going to the children (but rather a car, house, etc). This idea is the basis of the song "Gold Digger".
At the end of a long, drawn out legal battle, the judge will enter a final judgment. So, how final is that?
Most family law judgments - whether final or temporary - can be appealed.
When child support is ordered, either after a hearing or by agreement of the parties, is has to be paid. But often, people are unaware of how this is enforced. There are a few ways.
Typically, the most stressful aspect of a divorce for a parent is the prospect of child custody. Rather than both parents having the children all the time, the children's time is divided and given to the parents by either agreement or court order.
A question many parents have is how much custody time they'll have after the divorce. Many times, parents ask what standard visitation is.