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8 Signs That You May Be Headed For Divorce

Posted by Marlys Bergstrom | Dec 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

No one gets married believing that their marriage will end in divorce. Unfortunately, divorce is a reality. In fact, approximately 40% of first-time marriages will end in divorce. As a divorce attorney, I have noticed there are red flags indicating that a relationship may be headed for divorce. ...

DON'T LEAVE YOUR BEST FRIEND BEHIND

Posted by Marlys Bergstrom | Aug 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

 Protecting your pet when you no longer can In this country we spend billions of dollars on our pets;  limited ingredient dog food, organic and wheat-free snacks, raw dog food, doggie duds, air-conditioned dog houses, daycare, vet care, etc.   Unfortunately, one area where we are woefully unpre...

Annulments in Georgia

Posted by Marlys Bergstrom | Apr 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

ANNULMENT             Once in a while I receive a call from someone asking about getting an annulment.  So, what is an annulment and what does Georgia law say about them?             An annulment of marriage is a judicial declaration that the martial status of the parties is invalid from its in...

It started off ugly but, two weeks later...

Posted by Marlys Bergstrom | Feb 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Two weeks ago my client filed for a TPO and today was hearing day.  However, myself and opposing counsel were able to work together and with the help of a very effective mediator, the parties reached a full settlement.  The total cost for my client?  Approximately $4,000, including mediation. Di...

Divorce and Finances: Some Considerations

Posted by Marlys Bergstrom | Jan 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Is anyone ever prepared for divorce?  In my practice I have seen on more than one occasion, individuals who are knocked off balance when one spouse starts the ordeal with "I want a divorce."  Here are some tips to help you prepare for the financial implications of divorce.  BE PREPARED 1.  Have...

We're off to court...again, and again

Posted by Marlys Bergstrom | Jan 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

The other day I was at the Cobb County Superior Court.  I was sitting in the gallery awaiting calendar call.  I was looking around and I noticed the same old attorneys I see every time I go to court.  Granted, I don't go to court a great deal; most of my divorce cases are settled in mediation.  A...

WHAT YOU SHOULDN'T TELL YOUR LAWYER

Posted by Marlys Bergstrom | Jan 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Five Things Never to Say to Your Lawyer You should ALWAYS tell your attorney the truth.  As an attorney I have experienced first hand the "didn't I tell you?" ambush.  In contrast, here are some things you should never say to your lawyer. 1.  Never say Never:  Never say that you will not pay an...

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