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Preparing for Divorce

File Folders used to organize files in preparation for divorce

Very rarely does a divorce evolve overnight. In most cases, one or both spouses contemplate divorce for months or years before actually making an appointment to retain an attorney. In this five-part series, we are going to review some of the major steps to prepare for filing for divorce. Before delving into the specific steps to consider, there are a …

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Children and Divorce – Education Expenses

A closeup of a female graduate in her cap and gown in front of a money background. Great conceptual image for the cost of a quality education

Parents always want the best for their children, including a quality education.  Unfortunately, education expenses can fall far down on the list of priorities in the midst of a divorce, when custody and other financial considerations become urgent issues.  Unfortunately, there is no law that guarantees payments for education beyond that available through public.  There is also no law that …

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Children and Divorce – Grandparent Rights

Grandparents spending time with young grandchildren

Our office receives a lot of inquiries about grandparents rights.  As a general rule, custody is an issue solely between the legal parents of a child.  However, there are circumstances in which grandparents can petition for custody or visitation rights.  Most often the situation arises when one parent is deceased and the parents of the deceased spouse require court intervention …

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Home Ownership During Family Changes – Part 3

An elderly couples sits at a table in front of a house

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. PART 3 – HOME OWNERSHIP AND AGING Home …

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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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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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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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