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January 2016 Archives

Georgia lawmaker amends proposed bill addressing guns and divorce

No matter how rancorous a divorce may be, thankfully for most Georgians, the relationship between the estranged spouses doesn't devolve into physical violence. Nonetheless, one Georgia state lawmaker attracted a considerable amount of attention last month when he proposed legislation that would make buying a gun during a divorce a misdemeanor unless it was approved by the judge hearing the divorce case.

What is the process to adopt in Georgia?

When a child is adopted, he or she has the same benefits and rights as a child who is born into the family. The Division of Family and Children Services in Georgia has many children who are in state custody permanently and are available to adopt. They simply want to find loving homes for these children so they can have a better life.

How are Hague Convention adoptions different from others?

There are many different places and situations from which children can be adopted. In some cases, a child is adopted by relatives who live nearby; in other cases, children are adopted from across the world. In these situations and every situation in between, there are some very specific rules and laws that must be observed to make sure the adoption is legal and the rights of all parties involved are protected.

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