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WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY CHILD'S MOTHER HAS STOPPED VISITATION OR IS MOVING OUT OF STATE AND I NEVER LEGITIMATED?

Unwed parents often establish informal custodial arrangements after the birth of a child and, as a result, many unmarried fathers place filing a legitimation action on the back burner. These fathers ...
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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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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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Protecting Your Business In A Divorce

No one enters a marriage thinking that there is a possibility that it could end one day. For many of our clients it is difficult to talk about protecting their assets in the event of the divorce. This ...
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What Is Revenge Porn?

There are a lot of emotions that couples go through when they are on the brink of a divorce. Feelings of hurt and betrayal by one spouse can often times lead to a desire to retaliate. We recently saw ...
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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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What If I Don't Know Where My Spouse Is?

The divorce process in the state of Georgia begins with a petition for divorce being filed and served upon the other party. Service is accomplished either by the Sheriff in the county where the ...
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What Is Imputed Income?

When Georgia courts are determining issues related to child custody or child support the best interest of the child is typically the guiding factor. It is generally expected that the non-custodial ...
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What Is Marital Property?

In a relationship couples learn to start thinking of themselves as a unit. This ultimately means they also acquire assets as a unit. Unfortunately, when the relationship is over it is the challenge of ...
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What Are The Grounds For Divorce In Georgia?

In the State of Georgia a spouse may initiate a divorce by alleging one of two things, either the marriage is irretrievably broken or that the other party has caused the breakdown in the marriage. An ...
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Things To Avoid When Considering A Divorce

The process of getting a divorce begins long before any court documents are actually filed. In fact, many of our clients have begun preparing for the divorce prior to even coming into our office. As ...
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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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Alternatives To Jail When Child Support Is Not Paid

One of the greatest tasks for superior court judges throughout the state of Georgia is to determine what to do when a parent isn't paying child support. The ultimate punishment for the nonpaying ...
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Impact of Remarriage on Child Support

It is often necessary for Georgia courts to make a determination of the financial needs of a child or children at the conclusion of the divorce. In doing this the main consideration before the court ...
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Will Divorce Affect An Adoption?

The decision to adopt a child is just one of the pivotal life choices that are made by couples involved in a marital relationship. Adoptions can also come up in a scenario where a spouse desires to ...
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What Is A Georgia Parenting Plan?

The process of obtaining a divorce in the state of Georgia can be extremely complicated or quite simple depending on the couple and the issues that they will be deciding. For couples that have ...
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What Happens If You Don't Pay Child Support?

What Happens If You Don't Pay Child Support? The parents of a child are required to provide for the child until he or she becomes an adult. Regardless of whether the child is living with the ...
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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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Georgia Separate Maintenance

Divorce is the process for the legal dissolution of a marriage by a court. However, there are circumstances in which couples may decide to live apart but not end the marriage. The reasons for this ...
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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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