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The Peculiarities Of Georgia Asset Division

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Georgia, like most states in the U.S., follows the equitable distribution system of property division during a divorce. Many people confuse “equitable” with “equal,” however, and are thus confused when they do not receive exactly the same equal share of marital property as their soon-to-be ex-spouse. When dividing marital property in Georgia, the split… Read More »

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Deciding Child Support Amounts In Georgia

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Georgia law mandates that all noncustodial parents contribute some amount to the upkeep and maintenance of their minor children as long as they retain parental rights. For some time, the amount was left up in the air or able to be determined by the court with only a perfunctory analysis, but in 2007, changes… Read More »

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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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Document Checklist for Getting a Divorce

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Going through a divorce can be a complicated process. Even in an otherwise simple and uncontested divorce proceeding, there are certain documents you need to ensure the process goes smoothly and that you get what you are entitled to in any divorce settlement. While our divorce attorney will guide you through every step of… Read More »

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Attorney Melissa Davis Strickland Quoted in Best Self Atlanta 0618-0718 – Keeping It Together When Going Separate Ways

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