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WHAT STEPS SHOULD I TAKE TO PREPARE FOR FILING DIVORCE?

Once a spouse makes the decision to file for divorce, he/she should take steps in preparation for this life-altering event, which may turn out to be a long and drawn-out process. Below are the steps, ...
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HOW SOON CAN I GET DIVORCED IN GEORGIA?

In Georgia, the minimum waiting period for the granting of a divorce is thirty-one (31) days after the other party has been served or an acknowledgment of service has been filed with the court. By ...
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IS MEDIATION REQUIRED FOR DIVORCE CASES IN GEORGIA? IS IT EFFECTIVE?

Many Georgia counties require mediation. It is not uncommon for parties to divorce actions in Georgia to be contacted soon after the filing of an answer in a case to schedule mediation. Many courts ...
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IS MEDIATION REQUIRED FOR DIVORCE CASES IN GEORGIA? IS IT EFFECTIVE?

Many Georgia counties require mediation. It is not uncommon for parties to divorce actions in Georgia to be contacted soon after the filing of an answer in a case to schedule mediation. Many courts ...
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DOES GEORGIA HAVE NO-FAULT DIVORCE?

All states now offer some form of no-fault divorce. In 1973, Georgia adopted its version, a 13 th ground for divorce that does not require a showing of fault: "The marriage is irretrievably ...
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ARE DIVORCING PARENTS REQUIRED TO TAKE A PARENTING SEMINAR IN GEORGIA?

Under Rule 24.8 of the Uniform Superior Court Rules for Georgia, superior courts may require parents who are parties to domestic relations cases with minor children to complete a parenting seminar. ...
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I'M COVERED BY MY SPOUSE'S HEALTH INSURANCE. CAN I REMAIN ON HIS/HER INSURANCE WHILE THE DIVORCE IS PENDING OR AFTER THE DIVORCE?

In these current times, health insurance coverage has become a major concern for most individuals. For couples, one of the greatest benefits of marriage is the family coverage provided by one or both ...
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IN GEORGIA, CAN I LEGITIMATE MY CHILD ADMINISTRATIVELY OR WITHOUT GOING TO COURT?

Legitimation is the process by which unwed fathers establish a legal relationship with their child. It is much more significant than the establishment of paternity, which is simply the legal ...
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CAN I MAKE AN OUT-OF-COURT AGREEMENT WITH MY EX-SPOUSE TO WAIVE CHILD SUPPORT OR REDUCE IT?

After a final judgment and decree of divorce that establishes child support has been entered, ex-spouses may wonder if they are allowed to establish their own private agreements outside of court ...
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IS CHILD SUPPORT AUTOMATICALLY REDUCED WHEN ONE OF THE CHILDREN TURNS 18?

Parents who pay a lump sum child support payment for multiple children may wonder if child support is automatically reduced when one of the children turns 18 and has graduated high school. Under ...
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WHAT EXACTLY IS JOINT CUSTODY IN GEORGIA? IF THERE'S JOINT CUSTODY, DOES THAT MEAN THERE'S NO CHILD SUPPORT?

For those who are contemplating divorce and have children, questions often arise regarding the term "joint custody." Specifically, divorcing parents wonder what exactly does the term ...
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CAN MY EX-SPOUSE WHO HAS PRIMARY PHYSICAL CUSTODY MOVE OUR CHILD OUT OF STATE AFTER DIVORCE?

Sometimes ex-spouses want to move out of state after a divorce for reasons such as better job opportunities, being close to family, or to live with a new spouse. Issues often arise when the ex-spouse ...
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CAN CHILDREN CHOOSE WHICH SPOUSE TO LIVE WITH IN A DIVORCE ACTION?

When minor children are involved, spouses who are parties to a divorce action often wonder at what age are children able to select which spouse to live with. Under Georgia law, children age 14 and ...
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DO I STILL HAVE TO PAY ALIMONY IF MY EX-SPOUSE REMARRIES OR IS NOW LIVING WITH SOMEONE ELSE?

For those who are required to pay alimony to an ex-spouse after divorce, the question arises of whether that spouse must continue to pay if their ex-spouse has remarried or is cohabitating with ...
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HOW IS ALIMONY CALCULATED?

In preparing to file for divorce, many spouses consider making a request for alimony and question how it is calculated under Georgia law. The controlling factors in determining the amount of alimony ...
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HOW CAN I PROVE THAT MY SPOUSE COMMITTED ADULTERY?

When a person suspects his/her spouse has committed adultery, the question arises of how to prove it in a divorce action. In Georgia, adultery is defined as when one spouse has sexual intercourse with ...
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MY SPOUSE CHEATED ON ME. IS HE/SHE STILL ENTITLED TO ALIMONY?

As one of the leading causes of divorce, infidelity can be devastating to a marriage. Spouses who have been betrayed by a cheating spouse often feel overwhelmed when considering filing for divorce. ...
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MY SPOUSE CHEATED ON ME. DOES THAT MEAN HE/SHE HAS TO PAY ME ALIMONY AFTER DIVORCE?

Alimony is defined as the financial support of one party by the other while the parties are living separately, and many potential clients wonder whether they're entitled to receive it due to their ...
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IS IT POSSIBLE FOR SEPARATE PROPERTY TO BECOME MARITAL PROPERTY?

There are two types of property in a divorce: separate property and marital property. Separate property is acquired by a spouse prior to the marriage or is given as a gift or inheritance. Marital ...
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MY SPOUSE PURCHASED OUR HOME BEFORE THE MARRIAGE AND IT'S IN HIS/HER NAME ONLY. DOES THAT MEAN HE/SHE WILL GET THE HOME AFTER DIVORCE?

When spouses are unable to agree on the division of property in a divorce, questions arise as to who will get the home after divorce. When the married couple resides in a home that one spouse ...
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WHAT HAPPENS TO OUR HOME AFTER DIVORCE?

Clients often wonder what will happen to their marital home and other real estate after divorce. Spouses can always reach an agreement on the division of property, and in most cases courts will accept ...
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WHAT HAPPENS TO THE FUNDS IN A JOINT BANK ACCOUNT WHEN YOU FILE FOR DIVORCE?

Many potential clients contact our office with concerns regarding how they will survive or protect themselves financially upon the filing of a divorce action. One major concern for these potential ...
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WHAT IF YOUR SPOUSE PUTS YOU OUT OF YOUR HOME OR CHANGES THE LOCKS AFTER FILING FOR DIVORCE?

There are some spouses who mistakenly believe they have the right to deny the other spouse access to the marital home upon filing for divorce. As discussed in a previous blog post, the marital ...
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CAN I PUT MY SPOUSE OUT OR CHANGE THE LOCKS IF I PLAN TO FILE FOR DIVORCE?

Many potential clients who are considering divorce wonder if they must continue sharing a residence with a spouse they no longer get along with. These potential clients wonder if they have the right ...
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