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How to Kick Your Husband or Wife out of the House Legally in Georgia

Once a couple decides to divorce or separate, it can be tough - and even impossible - to continue living together.  At this point, they may be asking themselves whether it’s legally permissible to kick a spouse that they can’t get along with out of the marital home, change the locks, or deny them access […]

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What are Legal Grounds for Divorce in Georgia?

Georgia is a hybrid state when it comes to establishing fault in divorce cases. It has a no-fault option known as “the 13th ground,” which allows couples to obtain a divorce just by showing that the marriage is irretrievably broken and that reconciliation is no longer possible.  Each of the 12 other fault-based grounds is […]

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How Does Georgia Determine Equitable Distribution of Marital Assets?

It's an interesting fact that a recent article in Brides magazines focused on how to divide marital assets in a divorce. The fact is, that 50% of marriages do end in divorce. When a couple in Georgia decides to divorce, they have to decide how to divide their marital property and debts. Georgia is what’s […]

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Gwinnett County Divorce Forms and Family Law Forms

In Georgia, divorce petitions, child support petitions, child custody modification, and other Family Law forms need to be filed with the county’s Superior Court.  Here’s a list of common Family Law documents to be filed with the Gwinnett County Superior Court, located at 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046. Gwinnett County Petition for Divorce Forms […]

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What Does Gray Divorce Mean?

An article by the L.A. Times discussing the divorce of Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos and his ex-wife, MacKenzie Bezos, highlighted that divorce after age 50 has doubled in the U.S. since 1990. Divorce after 50 is commonly called “gray divorce” - and it's on the rise in 2021. Nationally, divorce rates have lowered in […]

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What is a Military Wife Entitled to in a Georgia Divorce?

Like civilian spouses, a military spouse may be entitled to benefits and alimony upon divorce. However, there are additional laws that apply to military divorce that can significantly affect what each spouse receives.  Here are some of the more salient rules that impact a military divorce in Georgia. Property Division: Military Spouse Retirement Benefits In […]

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Georgia Homewrecker Law? - Alienation of Affection in Georgia

Divorce can be a traumatic event for anyone, especially if the breakdown of the marriage was caused by adultery. It’s not unusual for a spouse to harbor hostile feelings not just against their cheating partner, but also against their spouse’s lover.  In most cases, an injured spouse has no legal recourse against their spouse’s lover. […]

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Is Georgia a Community Property State?

Georgia does not follow community property laws. This means that marital property does not get automatically divided 50/50 between spouses seeking a divorce. Instead, Georgia courts follow an equitable distribution approach for property division following a separation.  Equitable means fair, and fair doesn’t always mean equal. In some cases, an equitable distribution of property will […]

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