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Understanding Visitation Violations in Georgia

Child custody and visitation orders in Georgia are aimed at the child’s best interests. Once the court has given an order, all parties involved must abide by it. Unfortunately, many parents fail to uphold certain provisions of their child custody or visitation order, causing unpleasant situations for the other parent. When this happens, the violating […]

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Divorce and Pet Custody in Georgia

Most pet owners consider their furry counterparts part of the family. However, Georgia Law doesn’t regard them the same way. Instead, it treats pets as property.  As such, pet custody remains contentious for divorcing couples. Case in point: The high-profile celebrity divorce cases of Britney Spears, Drew Barrymore and Tiger Woods.  While you may wish […]

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Father’s Rights During Separation in Georgia

Though Georgia doesn’t recognize legal separation, a married couple may have “separate maintenance,” which allows them to live apart and legally arrange for alimony, child custody, and child support. Amid all this, fathers in Georgia worry about their parental rights while they’re separated. If you’re a concerned dad, read this overview of your rights in […]

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Can a custodial parent deny visitation in Georgia?

If a parent violates a Georgia court order involving visitation or custody, the other parent can file a request with the court asking for the order to be enforced and the parent to be held in contempt. When divorcing, parents must select who will raise their children and who will make key choices on their […]

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Can You Evict Your Spouse in Georgia?

For some couples, there’s a point in the marriage where living together is difficult, unfeasible, or harmful to a certain party. One spouse may be wondering if they could legally kick out their husband or wife from their marital home. At our firm, we sometimes get questions like “Can I change the locks on my […]

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Do you need a prenup in Georgia?

Obtaining a prenuptial agreement might cause anxiety in some soon-to-wed couples. It has long been assumed that having one set up indicates that a couple's marriage is all about money. Attorneys for family law in Georgia understand that being requested to sign one does not always imply that this is the case.  A prenuptial agreement […]

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What is the difference between a limited divorce and an absolute divorce in Georgia?

Divorces can be either absolute or limited. A limited divorce, also known as a legal separation or separate maintenance, is a judicial proceeding where the court supervises a couple's separation. The marriage does not end as a result of this. Instead, it sets legal responsibilities for the partners when they are apart. A limited divorce […]

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Is Dating During Separation Adultery in Georgia?

A separation or divorce can be one of the toughest challenges in a person’s life. There are a lot of legal issues at play during this period, not to mention the mental and emotional stress.  One of the most common questions that a separated spouse may have at this point is if it’s legally okay […]

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Divorce and Taxes in Georgia

Divorce changes many things, including your tax status. The IRS has complicated tax rules, and each couple's situation is different when going through a divorce or becoming legally separated. It's smart to consider tax implications during the negotiations for your divorce or separate maintenance and to make sure they are entered into your agreement. An […]

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How is a 401(k) split in a Georgia divorce?

401(k) plans have grown in popularity as a method for many Americans to prepare for and invest for their future. The bulk of a person's retirement funds can be held in these defined-contribution pension plans. That's why divorce may be such a financial risk. According to Georgia law, 401(k), retirement assets, and retirement benefits are […]

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