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How to Get Annulled and Other FAQs

Annulment is often compared to divorce in that they both allow married couples to become unmarried. Annulment, however, is different from divorce and may be more appropriate in certain situations. Here’s what you need to know about getting your marriage annulled in Georgia. For case-specific legal advice, call our experienced family law attorney. What is […]

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Georgia No-Fault Divorce Explained

In a no-fault divorce, one spouse only needs to express that they believe the marriage is irreparably broken, rather than providing evidence of wrongdoing such as adultery or desertion. This type of divorce is based on the irreconcilable differences between the divorcing parties. In Georgia, most divorces are of this nature. The introduction of these […]

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Why Is A Domestic Relations Financial Affidavit DRFA Needed in a Georgia Divorce?

Preparing for any legal dispute can be overwhelming, stressful, and time-consuming. Regarding divorce cases, the process can be even more difficult due to the added emotional strains and tedious amounts of paperwork often involved. If you’re preparing to file for divorce, you may feel confused as you’re compelled to complete forms you’ve never heard of […]

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What If a Spouse Does Not Respond to a Divorce Complaint in Georgia?

If one spouse fails to answer a divorce petition in Georgia, it will not stop the divorce process from moving forward. It can instead create negative consequences for the supposed respondent. If you’ve been served divorce papers by your spouse, you must file a legal document called an Answer within 30 days to protect your […]

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Georgia Divorce Settlement Agreement: What It Is, How to Make It, and What to Ask For

A divorce settlement agreement (also known as a marital settlement agreement) can speed up the divorce process and avoid a costly trial. It depends, though, on whether the divorcing spouses agree with each other on all matters of the divorce. If so, here’s what you need to know about divorce settlement agreements, and how you […]

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How is Income Calculated in a Georgia Divorce If Your Spouse Is Unemployed or Underemployed?

Filing for divorce in Georgia requires calculating both parties’ income to determine alimony, distribution of marital debts, and or child support. Many people going through divorce wonder how is income calculated if either spouse is not currently employed, is underemployed, or hiding income. In these cases, the court can determine an “imputed income” amount to that […]

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Is my wife entitled to half my house if it's in my name in Georgia?

Even if the house is in your name, a wife will get half of it should several conditions exist and if the court allows it. Let’s outline those conditions by first looking at how property division is handled in a Georgia divorce. The key question to keep in mind is not, "Whose name is the […]

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How Did Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady Get a Quick Divorce?

Fans of supermodel Gisele Bündchen and star quarterback Tom Brady speculated for weeks about the couple's marriage amid rumors of trouble and possible separation. Much to the surprise of most, the supermodel and her athlete husband announced they were not planning to divorce but were already divorced! How did they get a quick divorce? Learn […]

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Dividing Retirement Accounts In A Georgia Divorce

Dividing marital assets is one of the main processes if you are getting divorced. Retirement accounts are among these assets, and the state determines how they are divided. As a Georgia resident divorcing their spouse, take a moment to learn about dividing retirement accounts in a Georgia divorce. Equitable Divisions In Georgia, marital assets are […]

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What Happens to An Inheritance In Georgia Divorces?

The idea of filing for divorce can be scary, especially when you have an inheritance or expect to receive an inheritance. Knowing that marital assets are divided when divorcing in Georgia can be troublesome when you have an inheritance that you hope can be passed on to your children one day. If you have received […]

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