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How child support is calculated and modified in Georgia

Noncustodial parents in Georgia are expected to provide for their children. The amount they pay is based on their earnings, the income of the custodial parent, and the needs of the child. Noncustodial parents are required to provide their children with financial support until they reach the age of 18, and custodial parents cannot waive […]

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How will Georgia courts determine child custody in a divorce?

One aspect of a divorce that parents in Georgia may find particularly difficult is that of child custody. After all, knowing that you will likely not spend every day with your child is a big change that is fraught with emotions both for you and your child. For this reason, it is important that child […]

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Financial planning for a “gray divorce”

Divorce is an increasingly popular option for many people over 50 in Georgia and around the country. While divorce rates have declined for Americans overall and for younger families, older couples are much more likely to end their marriages than they were in decades past, leading to the phenomenon taking on the name “gray divorce.” […]

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What are the requirements to get a divorce in Georgia?

In Georgia, when a couple decides to divorce, it is undoubtedly a challenging time with much to think about. That often includes spousal support, child custody, child support and property division. The legal requirements for the divorce itself might not be foremost on their minds, but it is still important to understand the basics. Whether […]

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What happens to your timeshare in a divorce?

Georgia residents can sometimes face an uphill battle when dividing assets during a divorce. Deciding what to do with your timeshare property doesn’t have to be too involved or difficult, however. You have a few options available depending on the parameters of your divorce. One spouse buys another out In this scenario, one spouse will […]

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Prenuptial agreements in Cumming, GA

Prenuptial agreements have gotten a bad reputation over the years. Thanks to their presence in popular TV shows and movies, many people incorrectly assume that prenups are only for super-rich elderly people who are marrying someone decades younger than them. This stigma couldn’t be further from the truth. Residents of Cumming, Georgia should educate themselves […]

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In Georgia, you must tell a judge the reason for your divorce

Georgia differs from many other states in terms of divorce law. While other states allow no-fault divorces, Georgia law requires couples that are splitting up to provide grounds for their divorce. The grounds that you choose for your divorce and the evidence that you use to prove your grounds can have an impact on your […]

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How are retirement accounts divided in a divorce?

For many, protecting their retirement funds from excessive taxation is one of the most important things in their lives. However, all that can quickly take a back seat when a divorce occurs. During a divorce, especially in a state like Georgia where there is equitable distribution of marital property, you’ll probably have to deal with […]

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