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Can’t We Just Agree? (The Dangers of Modifying a Custody Agreement Without Going to Court)

Hands of parents fighting over their son each pulling him their way.

Many parents work well together after a divorce, and sometimes they make changes regarding custody and child support without going to court, because they are getting along so well.  Minor changes in a visitation schedule are fine, as long as both parties agree.  However, major changes like a child going to live with the other parent, or reducing or stopping …

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Should you carry life insurance after your divorce?

Photo showing life insurance policy

Many couples carry life insurance on each other, especially once they have children.  The purpose of life insurance is to replace income and provide for the survivors if one of the spouses passes away.  The same concerns exists after a divorce. Most people understand the need for the parent paying child support to have arrangements to replace the child support …

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When can kids choose who they live with?

Teenage daughter sitting on couch, not looking at Mother, after an argument

Georgia law allows a child who has reached the age of 14 years to determine which parent will be the primary custodian. The statute actual creates a right for the child to make this choice, one of the few rights that a 14-year-old can exercise. Once a child has expressed a desire to live with a parent, the child must …

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