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How To Use Your Parenting Plan for The Holidays

    We are going into the most wonderful time of the year; the holidays! As exciting as it can be, this can also be a very confusing and uncertain time for parents who are following a parenting plan. A parenting plan is a child custody plan developed by the...

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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 starts it involves preparing the necessary paperwork to be filed in...

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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 13th ground for divorce that does not require a showing of fault: "The marriage is irretrievably broken." For this basis of divorce, parties do not have to complain of the...

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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. The purpose of the seminar is to educate parents on the effects of...

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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 modifying the child support obligation. Under Georgia law, such private...

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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 Georgia law, there is no automatic reduction in child support due to one...

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