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Category: Georgia Divorce & Custody

Does Georgia Recognize Parental Alienation?

When deciding issues of child custody, Georgia courts encourage both parents to share in decisions regarding their children and for each parent to have a significant, lasting relationship with their children. With this in mind, no two family situations are alike, and the court can award only one parent the physical and legal custody of […]

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Divorce and Mental Health: Lessons From Kim and Kanye

While nothing official has been announced, news headlines have screamed for months that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are quietly negotiating a divorce. Insiders have proclaimed that Kanye's well-known mental health issues and bipolar episodes, which he publically admitted to in 2018 and has said repeatedly he does not take his prescribed medications, were the […]

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Georgia Adultery Laws: How Does Cheating Affect Divorce in Georgia?

In Georgia, adultery takes place when a person participates in either heterosexual or homosexual intercourse with someone who isn’t their spouse. While the term may seem like a remnant of an antiquated legal system, adultery can significantly affect several aspects of a divorce case in Georgia. Adultery is one of the grounds for divorce in […]

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Am I Entitled to Alimony in Georgia?

The purpose of alimony is to provide financial assistance from one party to another after a divorce based on the financial circumstances of the parties. The single biggest factor in Georgia alimony cases is whether one party has a need and whether the opposing party has the ability to pay.  The second most important factor […]

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Georgia Divorce Laws Abandonment: What is Considered Abandonment or Desertion in a Georgia Divorce?

Georgia is a no-fault divorce state. This means that a resident can file for divorce without having to prove that their spouse did anything wrong. They can just state that the marriage is broken because of irreconcilable differences. This puts both spouses on equal footing when dealing with issues involving division of assets, alimony, or […]

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Georgia Child Custody Laws For Unmarried Parents

In general, Georgia’s child custody and child support rules apply the same way to unwed parents. But without the legal bind of marriage, there are some complicated additional requirements and issues that a parent may have to deal with if they wish to have child custody or receive financial support. Who Gets Child Custody When […]

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Georgia Divorce Process – How to get a Divorce in Georgia

Divorce in Georgia can be straightforward if it is uncontested, but most often, marital issues make the process more complicated. Here is a primer on the steps you need to take for a Georgia divorce, and the common issues you may have to deal with. Filing For a Divorce in Georgia 1) Meeting the prerequisites […]

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How Unmarried Couples Can Legally Protect Themselves During the Pandemic

If you live together but are not married, you are not entitled to the same rights as a married couple. Couples who live together but are not married during the pandemic need to take steps to legally protect themselves. Many couples who live together have no plans to marry, while others have had their wedding […]

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Financial Tips If You're Planning to Divorce

People often plan their wedding for months and even years and create a financial plan together for what type of wedding they can afford, and how they're going to pay for it. Unfortunately, most people put far more attention into planning for their wedding and life together than planning for their divorce, and their two […]

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What Does “Best Interests Of The Child” Mean?

In establishing child custody arrangements and which parent will have physical and legal custody of minor children, a Georgia family law judge wants to ensure that the child's rights are recognized and the best interests of the child are safeguarded. To protect the child's rights, when deciding child custody the judge will take into account […]

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