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Benefits of a Prenuptial Agreement in Georgia: Melinda Gates and MacKenzie Bezos Didn't Have A Prenup - But You Need One

Do you really need a prenuptial agreement? Recent headlines on the divorces of billionaires Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos and Bill and Melinda Gates caught the public by surprise and took over the news and social media headlines for weeks for one major reason: neither couple had a prenup. But if 2 of the world's wealthiest […]

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What Happens if the Deserter in a Marriage Returns in Georgia?

Although Georgia is a “no-fault” state (meaning a spouse doesn’t have to find fault to file for divorce), state law specifies 13 different grounds that may affect the judge’s decision on divorce issues. Desertion is one of these grounds for divorce. One spouse’s decision to abandon their marriage can put them at a disadvantage during […]

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Social Media and Divorce in Georgia

Social media and divorce are not compatible. Social media is a part of our daily life. When going through a divorce there are many things to think about, and one of those is how you are going to manage the emotions, frustrations and anger you are experiencing. Unfortunately, many people use social media as a […]

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Is January Really Divorce Month in Georgia?

January has been nicknamed Divorce Month by divorce and family law attorneys because so many relationships seem to fall apart with the new year, and family law attorneys see an uptick in calls every year. According to Google Trends, online searches for the phrase, ‘I want a divorce’ rose by over 230% in the first […]

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How to Prepare for Divorce as a Stay at Home Mom in Georgia

Divorce can be especially challenging for stay-at-home moms who have spent most of their married life taking care of the family and raising the children.  Because they’ve taken time away from work, they’re usually at a disadvantage from a financial standpoint. It may be difficult for them to go back and learn new skills that’ll […]

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How To Co-Parent During The Holidays

The holidays are stressful for everyone, but they can be particularly upsetting for parents going through a divorce. Trying to navigate co-parenting and child custody issues is difficult, especially when you want to protect your children from any anger or tension you might be experiencing with your spouse. If this is your first year to […]

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You’ve Been Served Divorce Papers in Georgia. Now What?

Receiving divorce papers can be nerve-racking, whether you expected them or not. When you get served the initial divorce documents, it means your spouse has initiated the legal procedure, and you must now participate in it while proactively securing your rights and entitlements. Here’s a guide on what steps to take after receiving divorce papers […]

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Should You File For Divorce Now Or Wait For 2022?

Is divorce the #1 item on your list of New Year's Resolutions? 2021 has been a stressful year, and many relationships have not survived the pandemic, self-quarantine, working from home and the economy. Many people's marriages look very different than they did 2 years ago - and some couples have decided they no longer want […]

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Can a child choose which parent to live with in Georgia?

In child custody cases, the main standard for the court’s decision is always the best interests of the child. To ensure that this standard is met, the judge looks into many factors regarding the child’s welfare and relationship with each parent. Many parents ask: Does the court consider the child’s preference as to which parent […]

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Does Georgia Require Separation Before Divorce?

A legal separation occurs when a couple decides to live separately and apart without going through the formal process of divorce. The state of Georgia does not recognize the concept of legal separation. This means that the court cannot grant an action requesting legal separation. Under the law, it’s possible for the couple to continue […]

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