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When Can Alimony Be Modified or Terminated?

Depending on a number of circumstances a Court may order a spouse to make either permanent or temporary payments to the other spouse at the conclusion of the divorce proceedings. This is known as ...
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Pitfalls Men Face During Divorce

In any dispute there are going to be issues that are particular to one side of the dispute verses the other. Divorces aren't any different. In divorces men have certain issues that can arise that ...
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Divorce Discovery Requests. Do You Have To Respond?

The short answer to this question is yes. Divorce proceedings are initiated when one party files the initial complaint in Superior Court. A divorce can be either contested or uncontested. Uncontested ...
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When And How To Talk To Children About Divorce

One of the issues that comes up in divorce cases where children are involved is what should the parents do about telling their children what is going on. Anyone who has a child will tell you that ...
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Can Experts Predict Likelihood For Divorce?

After representing clients in the Douglasville and metro Atlanta area for the past decade we see a lot of similarities in couples that are engaged in divorce proceedings. In fact, experts have ...
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Can I Be Held In Contempt During My Divorce Proceedings?

In family law and divorce proceedings the Court will often have to issue rulings that effect the amount of child support paid, child custody and the division of assets. It is important to note that ...
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Avoiding Mistakes In Your Divorce

Divorce proceedings, like any other dispute in the area of law, take a lot of work in order to be successful and have a favorable outcome. Obviously, there are certain things that every attorney must ...
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How Will My Spouse's Adultery Affect Alimony?

It goes without saying that adultery can have a lasting impact on the lives of the cheater as well as the person being cheated on. One of the issues that our law firm has dealt with on numerous ...
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How Will Divorce Affect My Car Insurance

Most married couples spend their lives together combining assets and liabilities. When that same couple arrive at the point where they realize that it's not in their best interest to remain ...
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Can I Claim My Child On My Taxes?

This is the time of the year where most folks are trying to maximize the money that they are due from tax returns. Everyone who has worked and filled out an IRS W-4 form knows what a deduction is. One ...
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Do I Need A Lawyer For My Divorce

When many legal issues arise most people, depending on the complexity of the issue, consider attempting to resolve it themselves without the assistance of an attorney. For several legal issues this ...
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Retirement Accounts and Divorce

The end of a marriage can bring about a lot of uncertainty. Couples who find themselves in this situation are forced to think about issues such as child custody, child support and division of marital ...
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Can You Predict Whether A Couple Will Get Divorced?

In our line of work we get an opportunity to meet couples that are heading towards divorce. As you can imagine after over a decade practicing law and handling these types of cases you start to see ...
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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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What Happens In A Divorce Mediation?

When some people think of the divorce process they envision a courtroom with jurors deciding issues such as the division of marital assets, custody and child support. However, there actually is a very ...
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Should I Start Dating During A Separation or Divorce?

The legal process of getting a divorce is not a quick and easy one. Many couples that have made the decision to get a divorce did not get to that point overnight. In addition, once the legal process ...
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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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AT WHAT AGE CAN A CHILD SELECT WHICH PARENT HE/SHE WANTS TO LIVE WITH?

Under Georgia law, once a child reaches 14 years of age, he/she can elect the parent he/she wants to reside with. The election of a child age 14 years or older shall control unless the parent the ...
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WHEN DOES CHILD SUPPORT END IN GEORGIA?

Under Georgia law, child support terminates under the following circumstances: Once the child reaches the age of majority (currently age 18), unless the provision provides for child support to ...
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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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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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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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