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How Much Does It Cost To File For Divorce In Gwinnett County, GA?

Filing for divorce in Gwinnett County, Georgia generally costs a little under $300. Those are just the initial filing expenses. The longer and more contentious the divorce case, the more expensive it will be. On top of the court filing costs, you may have to prepare for lawyer fees, mediator fees, parenting program fee, and […]

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How a Prenuptial Agreement Can Protect Your Marriage

Many couples wrongly think a prenuptial agreement is planning for your divorce before you are even married. Nothing could be more wrong! A well-negotiated prenuptial agreement can protect your marriage - and improve your relationship! The process of discussing the type of marriage you want to have, and your priorities for your financial future, raising […]

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Getting Divorced When The Husband Is Not The Biological Father

In Georgia when a man and woman are married and a child is born, the husband is assumed to be the legal and biological father of that child. If the child's parents decide to divorce, then the parents of the child must determine child custody and child support decisions. Divorce is stressful in any case, […]

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Legitimation and Father’s Rights in Georgia: And Why Moms Might Oppose It

A child born to married parents is considered their legal, legitimate child. If a child is born to unwed parents in Georgia, the father is not considered a legitimate parent and does not have parental rights such as visitation or custody. Even if the father's name is on the child's birth certificate, the father will […]

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Georgia’s New Caregivers' Act

Georgia family law has evolved to accommodate our many non-traditional families. Many times a child's primary caregiver is not their biological parents. More and more, grandparents, stepparents, same-sex partners aunt or uncles and unrelated adults assume the role of primary caregiver. On July 1, 2019, a law went into effect in Georgia called The Equitable Caregivers' Act. […]

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What Is Divorce By Publication?

There are many reasons why a married couple decides to end their marriage and divorce. While some divorces are contentious, in other situations the couple is in agreement on most issues concerning the end of their marriage. A divorce is uncontested when both spouses agree on all important issues in the divorce and they don't […]

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#GwinnettCounts: Have You Completed Your 2020 Georgia Census?

Photo: Courtesy of Gwinnett County  April 1 is Census Day It’s Not Too Late – It Only Takes 10 Minutes 2020 is a census year and in Georiga Every. One. Counts. A constitutionally-mandated census has been taken once every 10 years since the 1790s, For the first time, in 2020 the U.S. Census Bureau is […]

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How to Protect Your Business During A Divorce in Georgia

After working hard to build your business, you don’t want to risk it failing or you losing control in the event of a divorce. Failure to plan for this and other contingencies such as death or disability leaves your business at risk, your assets unprotected and your family, employees, and others you care for unprepared. […]

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Divorce and Coronavirus: Can Your Marriage Survive Forced Togetherness?

There are two unexpected side effects of the coronavirus pandemic in America: Weddings Are Down Even with the legalization of virtual weddings and many quickly organized small ceremonies of 10 or fewer attendees, COVID-19 accelerated the already plunging U.S. marriage rate, the lowest on record. Divorce Filings Are Up Forced togetherness and financial stress are […]

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Tips on Family Law Divorce Mediation Using Zoom

I just completed my first divorce mediation using Zoom.com. Unsure of what to expect, to my surprise, I actually loved it! Concerned about COVID-19 issues, my client and I both logged into the mediation from separate locations. My client was at her home and I was in my office. The opposing counsel joined from his […]

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