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Breaking down Georgia’s 13 grounds for divorce

While some states only allow for basic no-fault divorces, Georgia has 13 different grounds that a person can claim when filing for divorce. If you are about to file for divorce or need to respond to your spouse’s filing, understanding the basics of these grounds and the necessary evidence to prove them in family court […]

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How is paternity legally established in Georgia?

Establishing the proper care for your child is essential. Regardless of your relationship with the other parent, you want your child to have the care and resources they need to thrive. In many situations, one of the first steps to developing a co-parenting relationship is establishing paternity. While paternity may be a simple question for […]

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Why might women be more likely to initiate a divorce?

The fact that divorce affects slightly more couples than not is no surprise. But given the fact that most heterosexual women typically suffer financial decline post-divorce, why are they the ones who typically end their marriage? If you consider evolutionary theory, mismatches between males and females may influence divorce decisions. Is it possible that the […]

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Here’s what you need to know about custody modifications

Your initial child custody dispute may have been hard-fought. But even after the matter is settled, you could find yourself asking whether the agreement that was reached with your child’s other parent, or that was ordered by the court, is still in your child’s best interests. If it’s not, you may need to think about […]

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What enforcement actions can be taken for not paying child support?

Going through a divorce can be devastating for you and your family. Your children may have difficulty understanding, and you and your spouse may disagree on sharing custody and support between two households. You love and want to support your children, but paying child support may significantly impact your financial life, or you may disagree […]

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Dividing a home during divorce

During divorce, the parties must divide all their marital property. This includes everything from shared bank accounts to real estate, like the marital home. There are several different options for dividing a home during the divorce process and it can help divorcing couples as they progress through their divorce to be familiar with each. Three […]

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3 tips for co-parenting during the holidays

When you celebrate a holiday, you may want all of your loved ones at home to celebrate with you. However, if you share custody with your child’s other parent, you will likely need to navigate how you will co-parent during this time. What can you do to co-parent more effectively during the holidays? 1. Split […]

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Can I stop my ex-spouse from moving away with the children?

After your divorce, it’s likely that both you and your ex-spouse will make all sorts of changes to your lifestyles – including career changes, remarriages and even relocation. If your ex-spouse gains primary custody of your children, it can be upsetting to think of the possibility of your ex-spouse taking the children far away, making […]

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