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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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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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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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Adoption and Father's Rights in Georgia

Nearly 140,000 children are given up for adoption each year, and many children are waiting to be adopted. A mother’s heart-rending decision to let a stranger adopt her child can haunt her all her life. When it comes to adoption and father's rights, what is often overlooked are the men whose rights as fathers were […]

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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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