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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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Do Unwed Fathers Have Rights in Georgia?

A father’s rights are clear when he is married to the mother of the child, but if dad and mom are unmarried, legal questions typically arise.  Do biological dads have legal parenting rights? Can an unmarried father get child custody? Will he have to pay child support? In Georgia, answers to these questions are anchored […]

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Georgia Custody Laws on Moving Out of State

It is common for ex-spouses to decide to relocate out of state upon divorce. However, when child custody is involved, specific rules apply to help ensure the child’s best interests while also balancing the rights of each parent. Here is an overview of relocation rules in relation to child custody and visitation in Georgia. Can […]

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How is Property Divided in Divorce in Georgia?

A common issue that needs resolution in divorce cases is property division. Laws dictating how property and debts will be divided vary from state to state.  In Georgia, marital property is divided equitably.  Is GA a Marital Property State? Georgia is an equitable distribution state, which is different from a community property state, where all […]

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Georgia Military Retirement & Divorce

When married couples decide to go their separate ways, there are plenty of decisions to make, and every move they make could have long-standing ramifications for the family.  Military personnel may also have additional laws to consider. These laws will impact divorces involving property division, child custody and support, and alimony.  In particular, most military […]

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Is Sexting Considered Adultery in Georgia?

In Georgia, adultery is one of the thirteen grounds for divorce. It is defined as sexual intercourse with someone other than the one’s spouse.  While a person may be unfaithful to their partner in numerous ways, sexting it isn’t considered adultery as long as sexual intercourse does not take place. What is “Sexting?” Sexting means […]

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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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