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How is alimony calculated in Georgia?

Last updated on May 22, 2024

Undergoing a divorce in Georgia includes complex and confusing financial issues, including whether one spouse must pay the other alimony and how much. Unlike child support, there’s no straightforward formula for determining spousal support. Instead, the court takes a closer look at various aspects of your marriage and each spouse’s financial situation. Here’s what the […]

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Why gray divorce rates are higher than ever

Last updated on March 7, 2024

Humans have a tendency to assume that relationships are stable and more predictable after people have spent years together. The idea that those who have remained married for decades might file for divorce seems to fly in the face of what people believe about love and commitment. However, there is little question that divorce rates […]

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How someone who is engaged can bring up a prenuptial agreement

Last updated on January 25, 2024

There are many practical matters to address during an engagement. The newly-engaged couple must decide what kind of wedding they want, where they plan to live and even the details of combining their households. Sometimes, those preparing for marriage have specific concerns that they want to address. They might worry about the possibility of divorce […]

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The power of legitimation in paternity cases

Last updated on January 2, 2024

Paternity and legitimation are crucial aspects of family law, especially when parents are not married at the time of their child’s birth. Without legitimation, the father may no legal rights whatsoever, creating a situation where the mother may seek child support even if a court has not yet granted any legal rights to the father. […]

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3 factors that influence whether keeping one’s marital home is wise

Last updated on October 31, 2023

Divorcing couples in Georgia have a lot of details that they need to address before they can move forward apart. They have to split time with their children (if they have them) and also arrange to divide their resources. The biggest assets that couples share often become the focal point of disputes during divorce negotiations […]

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How do QDROs relate to property division?

Last updated on August 1, 2023

When a couple decides to end their marriage, assets accumulated during the marriage must (generally) be fairly divided between the spouses unless spouses agree to an unequal division of their property, for whatever reason. Marital assets often include retirement funds that have been saved for the couple’s future. A Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) is […]

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Make co-parenting easier this summer

Last updated on June 26, 2023

Co-parenting can be a challenge, but summer can offer a unique opportunity to make memories with your children and create a positive co-parenting environment. It’s up to you and your co-parent to figure out what works for everyone. As you plan for summer, consult the parenting plan to determine what special terms there are in […]

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Understanding what equitable division means in a divorce

Last updated on May 8, 2023

Divorce is often a complicated process, for many reasons. You are not only going through a mentally and emotionally challenging time, but you must also make many decisions on complex issues. Property division is one of the most major aspects of a divorce. Your property includes all of your marital property and debts. Defining marital […]

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Will I take on my spouse’s debt in a divorce?

Last updated on April 4, 2023

Divorce gets messy not just because of people’s emotions but also because of how intertwined their lives become during marriage. People share checking accounts and houses. They combine their retirement savings and take out joint credit cards. Then, when they divorce, they have to sort through all of their belongings and also their financial applications […]

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Does it matter who files for divorce first in Georgia?

Last updated on March 16, 2023

It’s not necessarily wise to rush into a divorce. Rushing leads to more mistakes no matter what you’re doing, and that certainly is true with preparing for a divorce. It is best to take your time and make sure that you get all of the details right. That being said, while there is no technical […]

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