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Our Georgia family law attorneys have been helping good people going through difficult divorce and family law issues since 2003. Divorce and family law matters are often a stressful and emotionally trying experience.  While we will be aggressive, effective and efficient in our handling of your case – we will not take a case that should be settled out of court and unnecessarily turn it into an expensive contested matter. However, should your case require court hearings and a trial, we are ready to take advantage of every opportunity that Georgia law provides to get you the most favorable result.

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Child Support in Georgia

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in Divorce, Family Law | 0 comments

Child Support in Georgia

The Georgia Child Support Commission issues the guidelines regarding child support. The guidelines at codified in O.C.G.A. § 19-6-53. The State of Georgia resolves the issue of child support by using an “income shares” model. This means both parents’ incomes are used to determine child support. The state guidelines mandate the universal use of a child support worksheet to input the income of both parents in order to determine the appropriate amount of child support. The worksheet generates an amount based on income and expenses paid towards...

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How Will My Divorce Be Affected By My Spouse’s Bankruptcy?

Posted by on Jan 7, 2016 in Bankruptcy, Divorce, Family Law | 0 comments

How Will My Divorce Be Affected By My Spouse’s Bankruptcy?

How Will My Spouse’s Bankruptcy Affect My Divorce? If your spouse files for bankruptcy in the middle of your divorce case, then your divorce case is usually “stayed” or temporarily stopped by the bankruptcy court. The bankruptcy court does this because the assets and joint marital property then become part of the bankruptcy proceeding. This means that once a bankruptcy is filed it will temporarily prevent the property from being divided during the divorce. Therefore the bankruptcy will stop all collection activities and the disposition...

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Child Custody Basics in Georgia

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in Divorce, Family Law | 0 comments

Child Custody Basics in Georgia

In Georgia divorce and family law cases, there are two types of custody: legal custody and physical custody. In almost all cases both of the custody types are shared between the parents.  However, some child custody cases do involve grandparents, uncles, aunts and non-family members depending on the circumstances. In this discussion, we will mostly discuss issues that affect parents in child custody cases. Typically, the parents are awarded joint legal custody, which means that the parents must share in all of the decision making in regards...

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Is Separation Right For You?

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in Divorce, Family Law | 0 comments

Is Separation Right For You?

We frequently talk to clients about whether they should file for a legal separation (separate maintenance) or a divorce.  The answer usually is in both the emotions and facts of the case. For example, emotionally the parties feel their may be a chance of reconciliation, a separation may be the best course of action.  And from a practical standpoint, a separation is good if both of the parties are on one of the spouse’s employer sponsored health insurance plans and they want to continue the coverage.  Below is a discussion of other...

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What is a Standing Order in a Divorce Case?

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in Divorce, Family Law | 0 comments

What is a Standing Order in a Divorce Case?

When the process of a divorce is started, the court will generally issue certain orders that are to be obeyed while the divorce is happening, they are known as automatic domestic standing orders.  In Georgia, the standing order is put in place to protect both of the divorcing spouses from misconduct.  A violation of any of the standing orders can result in some jail time due to being in contempt of the court.  The standing orders vary from county to county, for example, in Fulton county the divorcing spouses are restricted from: Removing...

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What is a Motion to Dismiss?

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015 in Bankruptcy, Business, Divorce, Estates | Wills | Trusts | Probate, Family Law, Immigration, Sports & Entertainment | 0 comments

What is a Motion to Dismiss?

What is a Motion to Dismiss? A motion to dismiss is a form of legal pleading in response to the filing of a court case in which the defendant request that the court throw the case out of court. A plaintiff may also file a motion to dismiss a case if a settlement is reached or if it is recommended by counsel that the case be closed. If the defendant files the motion to dismiss it is generally assumed that the defendant denies any claims brought forth by the plaintiff. A Motion to Dismiss can be filed in almost any type of litigation or case...

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Health Insurance and Divorce in Georgia

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Divorce, Family Law | 0 comments

Health Insurance and Divorce in Georgia

It is important to consider how every aspect of your life will be impacted during and after a divorce.  For example, how a divorce will affect your health insurance is often overlooked – but a very important issued that needs to be considered.  One of the main concerns is how much time will the spouse have left on their prior coverage so they can find another health insurance plan.  For those that are worried about their health insurance and how it will change due to a divorce, there are some options.  For example, it is quite common...

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Divorce, Separation and Annulment – FAQs

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Divorce, Family Law | 0 comments

Divorce, Separation and Annulment – FAQs

Should the time come that a married couple no longer wants to be together, they may have some questions about their options. Some couples automatically assume that divorce is the only way, but there is also the option of legal separation – and is some rare instances an annulment of the marriage is possible.  Below are some frequently asked questions our clients ask in regard to Georgia legal separation, annulment and divorce cases that can help you make an informed decision about your future. What is a divorce? Simply put, a divorce is...

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Can Child Support be Discharged in Bankruptcy?

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in Bankruptcy, Divorce, Family Law | 0 comments

Can Child Support be Discharged in Bankruptcy?

Say that after a divorce, the judge has ordered one of the spouses to pay child support to the other. It may be possible for the paying spouse to miss payments and end up having a lot of back child support. It may also be possible that the paying spouse has may file for bankruptcy. The immediate question upon learning their ex-spouse has filed bankruptcy will they still be receiving their child support as ordered in the divorce. It is important to note, this discussion also applies to parents of children that were never married – but...

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Changing Your Name Following a Divorce

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Divorce, Family Law | 0 comments

Changing Your Name Following a Divorce

How to Change your Name In your divorce you have the ability to opt and change your last name back to a former or maiden name. In most states including Georgia you may request the judge to restore a former name or birth name during your divorce proceeding. If the judge rules that a name change is acceptable then the name change will be granted and included within the final divorce decree. Once the final divorce decree is signed and certified then it will act as the legal document proving the name change. Once you obtain this legal...

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