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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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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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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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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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