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Bankruptcy Before a Divorce in Georgia

Posted by Genghis X. Shakhan | Feb 20, 2024 | 0 Comments

Whether to file for bankruptcy before your divorce proceedings depends on a range of factors, including where you live, your shared and individual debts and assets, and the type of bankruptcy you intend to file. The best course for you depends on your personal circumstances, so it's important to ...

Did you know that Shakhan & Wilkerson Law offers Payment Plans, Legal Subscriptions, Sliding Scale Fees and Expanded Pro Bono Services to all Georgians?

Posted by Genghis X. Shakhan | Oct 17, 2023 | 0 Comments

It’s estimated that nearly 70% of Americans with a legal need don’t have the access or means to obtain an attorney. This pervasive issue in the legal world is known as the “Justice Gap.” The justice gap refers to the disparity between those who have the means to navigate and benefit from the legal system and those who do not. This disparity often disproportionately affects marginalized communities, low-income households, and other vulnerable populations. Our goals is to bridge this divide. At Shakhan & Wilkerson Law we are committed to closing the justice gap for all Georgians by providing equal access to high quality legal representation.

Divorce & Situational Depression Can Be Deadly

Posted by Genghis X. Shakhan | Dec 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

For some star-crossed lovers divorce and separation may prove to be merely a prelude to a parade of unwelcome coming attractions. Following a petition for divorce many adults have reported experiencing anxiety, sadness and even depression. Few people in the throes of this process are immune to th...

Filing for Divorce in Georgia

Posted by Genghis X. Shakhan | Dec 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Marriage is one of our society's most celebrated and longstanding institutions. A practical reality however is that people are imperfect and therefore divorce is an expedient and necessary evil. A divorce is a civil court matter; at its core a divorce is a declaration by the court that one's marr...

Child Support and Child Support Modification

Posted by Genghis X. Shakhan | Dec 05, 2020 | 0 Comments

Be forewarned, this area of family law can be hyper-technical and a little convoluted. But don't fret, our lawyers are here to help. Child support in the state of Georgia is calculated by using the Income Shares Model. Theoretically, under this model a child will receive the same proportion of pa...

Child Custody

Posted by Genghis X. Shakhan | Dec 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

Custody can be a confusing topic for many parents and lay people, namely because there are several varieties and species of custody. For example, there is legal, physical, joint as well as sole custody. And each of these custody types proportionately impact a parent's rights with respect to their...

Legitimation and Father's Rights

Posted by Genghis X. Shakhan | Dec 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

Father's rights encompass many areas of family law. These rights sound in divorce, child custody, child visitation, paternity and legitimation. And though divorced dads and fathers of children that have received orders of legitimation are entitled to the very same parental rights as their mater...

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