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Modifying A Georgia Divorce

By Buckhead Family Law |

Contrary to the beliefs of a lot of people, divorce decrees are never set in stone. If the right procedures are followed, it is very possible to make modifications to your divorce agreement if a situation has changed enough to warrant it. The most common reasons to modify a divorce decree involve either alimony… Read More »

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ADULT GUARDIANSHIPS & CONSERVATORSHIPS

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There are certain circumstances where an adult may need assistance managing his or her own affairs. If this is the case, one option is to seek an adult guardianship or conservatorship. There are three main circumstances where an adult may need a guardian to assist in managing his or her own affairs. One circumstance… Read More »

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Filing A QDRO During A Georgia Divorce

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During a divorce, property division is one of the most hotly debated points of concern. However, certain assets cannot be divided simply by agreement. Instruments like retirement plans must be dealt with by filing a document called a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) with the appropriate people, but it is very easy to make… Read More »

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Is Alimony Possible In My Georgia Divorce?

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Historically, when two people got divorced, it was common or even customary for one spouse (usually the wife) to receive alimony from the other. However, there are numerous societal evolutions that have started to make that far less normal than it once was. If you are about to file for divorce, it is important… Read More »

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“Equitable Caregivers” Under Georgia’s New Law

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In July 2019, a new law took effect in Georgia which grants certain third parties the ability to seek visitation (and in some cases, custodial) rights to children they have helped to raise. The projected outcome of the bill’s passage was uncertain, with many worrying that the new law extended rights too far and… Read More »

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Family Violence In Georgia

By Buckhead Family Law |

No one should ever have to deal with family violence, but the rate of occurrence is far too high. The Georgia Commission on Family Violence estimates nearly 62,000 family violence incidents were actually reported to police in 2017. If you are in a situation where you are experiencing family violence, divorce or other protective… Read More »

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How Is Property Divided In A Georgia Divorce?

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When you and your spouse are divorcing, property division can be highly contentious, with each spouse wanting certain assets and arguing over the values of certain real and personal property. However, there is a specific procedure that is followed to ensure marital assets (and debts) are apportioned in the fairest way possible. If you… Read More »

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Duration of Child Support

By Buckhead Family Law |

Child support is intended for the benefit of the child, not the parents. The purpose is to provide financial support for the care and maintenance of a child until he or she reaches the age of majority. There are, however, certain exceptions to this depending on the child’s needs and whether the parties are… Read More »

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What is a Child Support Worksheet?

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A child support worksheet is the form utilized by courts to determine the basic child support obligation of each parent. This worksheet must be used when determining child support obligations in any case regardless of whether or not it is contested. Hampton v. Nesmith, 249 Ga. App. 514 (2008). The child support worksheet provides the… Read More »

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Does it Matter Who Files for Divorce First?

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A question, which is often asked by clients, is does it matter who files for divorce first? The answer, like most in the law, is it depends. The significance of filing first is dependent on the facts of each case. In some circumstances, it may be beneficial to file first while in others, waiting… Read More »

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