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When Do You Need A Guardian Ad Litem?

When a legal issue that comes before the Court involves matters that will affect the lives of children the services of a guardian ad litem is sometimes utilized to ensure that the best interest of the ...
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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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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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What is Co-Parenting and How to Make it Successful?

No matter how difficult or contested the divorce process is it will come to an end at some point. It is important to remember that one of the most important things a soon to be divorced couple will ...
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Question to Ask Before Getting Divorced

There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to filing for a divorce. It takes time for couples to learn to operate as a team. It is also a process for persons who have learned to work together ...
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How Long Does Alimony Last In Georgia?

Alimony is the right of one spouse to receive money from the other spouse during a divorce action and after it has concluded. Alimony can be awarded by the court on a temporary or permanent basis and ...
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Emancipation in Georgia

What does it mean in Georgia for a minor to be emancipated from their parents? Ultimately, emancipation means to set free from legal or social restrictions. In the context of divorce and family law it ...
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Concerned The Child Isn't Yours?

Concerns about fidelity, whether substantiated or not, can create a myriad of issues when a marriage is heading for divorce. For the husband in the marriage, one of the most difficult situations to ...
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Facebook, Instagram and the Affect of Social Media on Your Divorce or Custody Case

Social media websites have become a big part of our culture. What once started out as trendy among college students has turned into a way for people across several generations to keep in touch with ...
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What Effect Will Adultery Have on My Divorce?

Most people will tell you that marriage takes work. The everyday struggles of maintaining a career, raising children and managing household finances are always a source of stress on a relationship. ...
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How Should I Prepare For Divorce?

There are few things in life that should be taken on without planning. Life events such as divorce are no different and can be particularly important because of its financial and emotional impact. ...
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What Factors Determine Alimony in Georgia?

Georgia, like many other states, allows for alimony payments in the event of a divorce. Alimony is typically awarded based on the financial needs of either spouse. The factors that go into this ...
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The Role Location Plays in Divorce

The laws established throughout the different states across America resemble each other in many ways. However, there are some key distinctions that impact decision making depending on the legal ...
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What Happens If I Get Behind On Child Support?

It is widely known that missed child support payments could result in jail time if the party is found to be in violation of a court order. For many jurisdictions across the United States this threat ...
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Life Events That Can Put Stress on a Marriage

In a family law practice, attorneys see first-hand how stress affects a marriage. Unfortunately, stressful life events such as illness, child birth, job changes, trauma, infidelity and becoming an ...
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Costly Divorce Mistakes

A divorce is one of the most impactful life events that can occur. It is often the case that the decisions made during the course of the divorce proceedings can affect the rest of the parties' ...
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How Do Georgia Courts Determine Child Custody?

When a couple reaches the decision to end a marriage the determination of child custody is often the most crucial. Georgia defines custody as sole, joint, joint legal and joint physical. Typically, a ...
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Calculating Child Support Payments in Georgia

Raising a child is by far one of the most expensive life events a household budget can experience. When a husband and wife divorce this becomes even more complicated as the Georgia family child ...
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