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The Equitable Caregivers’ Act

By Buckhead Family Law |

On July 1, 2019, a law went into effect in Georgia that grants the status of “equitable caregiver” to groups of non-biologically related adults who might previously have had no parental rights even if they play a fundamental role in a child’s life. This is being touted as a huge win for grandparents and… Read More »

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Guardians Ad Litem In Child Custody Actions

By Buckhead Family Law |

When you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse are going through a divorce, perhaps the most important and difficult issue that must be worked out is child custody. It is the public policy of the state of Georgia that the best interests of the child must drive any kind of custody determination, and if you and… Read More »

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Suing For Grandparents’ Visitation

By Buckhead Family Law |

The old saying is that it takes a village to raise a child, and very often, aunts, uncles, and grandparents will help parents to do just that.   Georgia law recognizes that it is extremely important for children to not only have a relationship with both parents, but for the children to also maintain a… Read More »

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Deviations In Georgia Child Support Determinations

By Buckhead Family Law |

In most Georgia divorce cases, the method for calculating child support will be the Georgia Child Support Guidelines, which can at least give a couple (or a court) a beginning point to use in reaching a fair sum. However, since 2007, state law has allowed for what are called “deviations” – factors that a… Read More »

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Child Custody & Support Modifications in Georgia Divorce

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It can feel intimidating to try to negotiate a change to your divorce decree after it has been decided. However, life never stays the same; modifications become necessary over time simply because things change for all involved. If you have experienced some life changes that necessitate seeking modification to your divorce decree, it can… Read More »

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Can Cohabitation Cost Me In Georgia?

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It is not an uncommon event for someone’s alimony payments to end upon their remarriage. However, many do not know that even cohabitating (living together with another person) can alter alimony, depending on the facts of the situation. This can sometimes lead to some unpleasant surprises, so it is a good idea to consult… Read More »

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Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements In Georgia

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It may seem unromantic, but more and more couples are entering into prenuptial agreements nowadays, or even postnuptial agreements if they think it necessary and in an effort to prevent or minimize divorce proceedings in the event of the dissolution of the marriage. A prenuptial agreement can provide some much-needed peace of mind, especially… Read More »

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Protecting Fathers’ Rights In Georgia

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Married couples who have children in Georgia have no issue establishing their legal parentage, since the law establishes a presumption that a married woman’s husband is her children’s father. If you are unmarried, however, you may have to go through a process to ensure that your child’s father has legal rights and visitation, and… Read More »

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Misunderstandings About Georgia Divorce

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Going through a divorce is never easy, but sometimes it can be even more difficult if you have received the wrong information about how proceedings actually go. Ensuring that you have been able to bust myths about your divorce and asset division can help you keep your expectations appropriate, and if you have questions,… Read More »

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What To Expect At Your Child Custody Hearing

By Buckhead Family Law |

For many parents, child custody determination can be by far the most intimidating part of their divorce.  This can be compounded even more by the fact that child custody hearings can involve a review of evidence and determination of issues that seem extremely broad in scope.  In addition, in some cases, a determination of… Read More »

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