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Does It Matter Who Files for Divorce First in Georgia?

When a relationship fails, it’s normal to want to end things as soon as possible. Rushing to file for divorce isn’t a good idea for some couples, especially when there are many other ways to resolve their issues, such as counselling or mediation. However, for those in an irreparably broken marriage, filing for divorce does […]

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Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Divorce in Georgia

Divorce in today’s tech-driven world comes with an important new consideration: assets are no longer just physical. Aside from the house, car, and bank accounts, cryptocurrency has become a valuable property that as many as 20 million Americans now own. “Crypto” is stored and traded digitally in highly private conditions. This gives rise to concerns […]

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Can We Get A Divorce in Georgia While Living Together?

In Georgia, unlike many other states, there is no legal requirement for you to live separately before you can get a divorce. It’s not unusual for spouses to reside under one roof for the short term, while they are planning to divorce. Sometimes couples plan to get a divorce in Georgia while living together for […]

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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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Baby Boomer Prenups: How to Protect Assets From Relationship Breakdown

Prenups aren't just for millennials! Few people who go through the process of creating a prenuptial agreement to guide their romantic relationships do so with a break-up or divorce as the end goal. While it’s not always a comfortable consideration, the reality is that in the United States, roughly 50% of married couples divorce. If […]

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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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How Does the 2021 Child Tax Credit Affect Divorced and Separated Parents in Georgia?

The American Rescue Plan significantly boosted the 2021 Child Tax Credit, helping 65 million children and families across the U.S. It brings significant relief for households nationwide. However, its newly implemented advanced payment system has raised questions for divorced or separated parents that’ll we aim to answer below.  What is the 2021 Child Tax Credit?  […]

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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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Baby Boomers and Prenups: FAQs

How Baby Boomers Can Protect Assets In A Relationship Breakdown Georgia, Alabama and Kentucky are the states with the highest for divorce rates, according to U.S News. Many adults over the age of 55 who are divorced consider remarrying. According to dating site Bumble, 57% of Baby Boomers are looking for a relationship compared to […]

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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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