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Children and Divorce – Children as Witnesses

Child with hands over mouth as if unwilling to speak or provide testimony

What’s goes on behind the closed doors of a family home are known only to those that live there. So, what happens when Mom and Dad have different versions of what happened in the marital home?  Often, the only other witnesses are the children.  The children see or hear the domestic violence, the strange men or women who may visit …

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Home Ownership During Family Changes – Part 2

Picture of a home divided in half because of divorce

For most people, the American dream includes owning your own home. However, family changes can affect home ownership, and should be considered by present or prospective home owners. As part of this multi-part series, we will explore how changes in life, such as marriage, divorce, aging and death, can affect home ownership. HOME OWNERSHIP AND DIVORCE Divorce is a difficult …

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Home Ownership During Family Changes – Part 1

A young couple sits on a sofa surrounded by boxes and enjoys their new home

For most people, the American dream includes owning your own home. However, family changes can affect home ownership, and should be considered by present or prospective home owners. As part of this multi-part series, we will explore how changes in life, such as marriage, divorce, aging and death, can affect home ownership. MARRIAGE AND HOME OWNERSHIP In today’s society, couples …

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Modification of Child Support When A Child Turns 18

Dad With Teens

A non-custodial parent subject to an order for child support for more than one child should review his (or her) child support obligation when the oldest child turns 18.  When that happens, it is appropriate for the non-custodial parent to seek a modification of child support to reflect an accurate support amount for the remaining number of minor children the …

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Can we agree to zero child support?

Child Support

Many couples seek to resolve their differences and divorce amicably.  Often, as part of their discussions regarding divorce, they agree that no child support will exchange hands. Sometimes the agreement is based on a promise that both parents will continue to provide everything the children need.  Other times it is based on an agreement that both parents will have equal …

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How is Child Support Calculated in Georgia? Part 3 – Expenses

Georgia Child Support Worksheet Schedule D Expenses

PLEASE NOTE:  The purpose of this series is to explain some of the general principles of calculating child support under Georgia Law.  It is impossible to explain how child support is handled in every divorce case, because each case is unique, with it’s own special facts and circumstances.  If you need to have child support calculated for a divorce, legitimation, …

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How is Child Support Calculated in Georgia? Part 2 – Income

Georgia Child Support Worksheet Schedule A - Income

PLEASE NOTE:  The purpose of this series is to explain some of the general principles of calculating child support under Georgia Law.  It is impossible to explain how child support is handled in every divorce case, because each case is unique, with it’s own special facts and circumstances.  If you need to have child support calculated for a divorce, legitimation, …

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How is Child Support Calculated in Georgia?

Child Support Workseet

Part 1 – Demystifying the Child Support Worksheet PLEASE NOTE:  The purpose of this series is to explain some of the general principles of calculating child support under Georgia Law.  It is impossible to explain how child support is handled in every divorce case, because each case is unique, with it’s own special facts and circumstances.  If you need to …

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Is My Divorce Contested or Uncontested?

3d road sign of text 'my wayr', 'your way' and 'compromise'

When someone calls my office inquiring about representation for a divorce case, the first thing I ask is whether it is contested or uncontested.  In speaking with potential clients, I realized that many people don’t know the difference between the two or how each process works.  So, here they are: Contested Divorce A contested divorce is one in which one …

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The Dangers of Social Media in Court Cases

Social Media concept

Social media is providing evidence in a variety of cases, ranging from employment, to divorce, to criminal cases, like cyber-bullying.  As an attorney, I am constantly cautioning my clients about posting to social media.  So many of us have gotten into the habit of sharing our entire life on social media, including everything from where we are to how we …

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