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WHAT HAPPENS TO MY RETIREMENT BENEFITS WHEN I FILE FOR DIVORCE?

Potential clients often contact our office with the question of what will happen to their retirement benefits upon the filing of a divorce. More specifically, they wonder if their spouse is automatically entitled to half of their benefits. Under Georgia law, both...

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MY SPOUSE OWNED OUR HOME PRIOR TO THE MARRIAGE. WILL I RECEIVE ANY PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE/REFINANCE OF OUR HOME?

Many potential clients contemplating divorce wonder if they are entitled to the proceeds from the sale or refinance of their marital home since it was purchased by their spouse prior to their marriage. Often these potential clients have been told by their spouses that...

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MY SPOUSE COMMITTED ADULTERY. WILL HE/SHE STILL GET MONEY FROM MY 401(K) OR THE EQUITY IN OUR MARITAL HOME? OR ALIMONY?

Many potential divorce clients unfortunately contact our office after finding out that their spouse has committed adultery. One of the most common questions that these clients have is whether their spouse will be barred from receiving any money from the potential...

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What Happens To My Personal Injury/ Worker’s Compensation Award In A Divorce

Many potential clients wonder what will happen to their pending personal injury or workers' compensation award if either he/she or their spouse files for divorce. They wonder if such an award is marital property and/or if the award will be equally divided between the...

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MY SPOUSE WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE DIVORCE PROCESS. WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW?

Many potential clients hope that their divorce will be uncontested as opposed to contested. After all, an uncontested divorce is less contentious, less expensive, and typically concludes within a much shorter time frame. However, an uncontested divorce requires that...

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IS IT A GOOD IDEA TO MOVE OUT OF THE MARITAL HOME PRIOR TO FILING FOR DIVORCE?

Many potential clients wonder if it is a good idea to continue living with their spouse in the marital home while going through a divorce. First, many potential clients mistakenly believe that their spouse has the right to evict them from the marital home. A spouse is...

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Domestic Violence And Divorce Cases

In the State of Georgia there are categories of criminal offenses that are typically associated with domestic violence. They typically involve instances of abuse between past or present spouses, parent and child or persons living in the same residence. This is...

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Do I Have To Pay For My Child’s Private School?

There are a lot of issues that can be contested by couples going through a divorce during the legal process. Issues such as what assets will be assigned to a particular party and custody of the children are at stake. In many cases the more complex the assets the more...

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WILL I STILL PAY CHILD SUPPORT IF MY CHILD RECEIVES SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS ON MY ACCOUNT?

Some divorce clients who are also disabled have minor children who receive social security benefits on their account. These clients often question whether their children's receipt of benefits on their account will suffice as child support. Under the current Georgia...

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DOES MY SPOUSE GET CREDIT ON THE CHILD SUPPORT WORKSHEET FOR USING A NANNY OR BABYSITTER?

Clients often contact our firm with questions of whether the use of a nanny or babysitter must be taken into consideration when calculating child support. Some clients are concerned that their spouses are attempting to receive credit for free child care and/or child...

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