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Issues Surrounding Custody Modifications

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While child custody agreements are created during divorce proceedings in order to ensure any children of the marriage are taken care of, the agreement can be altered if circumstances warrant a modification. If something in your life has changed to a point where you may want to seek modification of your custody decree, it… Read More »

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Alimony Trends In Georgia

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Up until around 1980, there was no real provision for alimony in Georgia’s divorce law. The court could award it if it saw fit, but no law existed that considered it a matter of course to do so. Nowadays, alimony in Georgia is more codified, but there are still specific criteria that have to… Read More »

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Paternity vs. Legitimation In Georgia

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Most of the time, if one files a paternity suit, they are looking to establish that a certain man is the legal father of a child. Georgia law differs in that paternity and legitimation are considered separate proceedings, and one is not necessarily integral to the other. If you have a child out of… Read More »

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Jury Trials In Georgia Divorces

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Unlike all but one other state in the U.S., Georgia law permits that divorces be tried before a jury of 12 people. There are numerous positive and negative aspects to that process, but it has been in Georgia’s Civil Code since time immemorial, and is unlikely to be eliminated anytime soon. If you are… Read More »

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