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Reasons A Court May Change Or Modify Custody

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When a divorce is finalized where the parties have minor children, child custody is decided as well. There are many different parenting time arrangements that can be uniquely tailored to meet the best interests of the children. The children may live full time with one parent, or the parents may share custody, either splitting… Read More »

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When 50/50 Custody Works And Doesn’t Work

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Custody arrangements for the kids are one of the most contentious parts of any divorce. If you’re going through a high-asset divorce, then, on top of dividing the marital finances, you also need to make sure that both parents share time with the children in a manner that works best for everyone involved. Although… Read More »

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Intellectual Property In A Divorce – Who Owns It?

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Splitting up assets in a complex financial divorce includes considering everything owed by each spouse, including intellectual property. Who owns this kind of property? Which spouse ends up keeping the rights to it? Do both end up getting some of the profits brought about by the intellectual property? At Buckhead Family Law, we know… Read More »

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Cryptocurrency – Finding It And Dividing It In A Divorce

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Cryptocurrency is more than the just the latest trend to invest in (or not). It is also being used by soon-to-be former spouses to hide assets during a complex financial divorce. Crypto is tricky because it can be hard to locate, as it doesn’t really exist on a physical level. You can’t hold crypto… Read More »

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Five Benefits To Filing First In A Divorce

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The decision to move forward with a divorce filing is unquestionably difficult. One factor in making that decision for many people can be whether to file themselves or wait to see if their spouse files before them. For many people, this also raises the question of whether there are any benefits to being the… Read More »

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What Are Legal Custody And Final Decision-Making Authority In A Parenting Plan?

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Georgia law recognizes two forms of custody: physical and legal. Physical custody governs which parent has the right to physically have the children with them at any given time. Legal custody, on the other hand, governs each parent’s access to information about the children and how major decisions affecting the children are made. This… Read More »

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Should I Request A Jury In My Georgia Divorce Case?

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Should I Request a Jury in My Georgia Divorce Case When it comes to choosing who will help you and your soon-to-be former spouse divide up your marital assets and determine your child support amounts, you have several choices. You can either let the judge decide, choose an arbitrator, or, if you live in… Read More »

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Does Georgia Recognize Common Law Marriage?

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Marriage can be complicated enough under normal circumstances. But what about when two people live together for a significant period of time and hold themselves out as spouses, despite never formalizing it through a ceremony or license? For a long time, Georgia (and many other states) recognized “common law marriage,” which is a legal… Read More »

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How To Divide Custody And Visitation During The Summer

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Summer can be both an exciting and daunting time of year, especially for separated parents. For single working parents of kids on summer break, without a plan in place with the other parents for childcare, it can be difficult to take care of the kids while juggling your other daily responsibilities. This is where… Read More »

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Recent Court Rulings On Georgia’s Equitable Caregiver Act

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Georgia’s Equitable Caregiver Act, which went into effect in just July 2019, allows trial courts to grant the status of equitable caregiver to groups of non-biologically related adults who may have previously had no parental rights but have played a fundamental, parent-like role in a child’s life. Now, three years later, Georgia’s courts have… Read More »

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