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What Are The “Best Interests of the Child?”

By Buckhead Family Law |

In child custody and visitation determinations, one may hear the phrase “the best interests of the child” fairly often. This is the standard that Georgia courts must use when making decisions that concern the lives of children, most often during divorce proceedings. It is a good idea for you as a parent to have… Read More »

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Are Military Divorces Different than Civilian Divorces in Georgia?

By Buckhead Family Law |

Military couples face some unique challenges. Beyond the standard pressures that come with any relationship, the lifestyle can be hard on some couples. According to data cited by Military.com, approximately 21,000 military couples get divorced each year. In many ways, a divorce involving a member of the armed forces is similar to any ordinary… Read More »

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Seeking Changes To Child Custody

By Buckhead Family Law |

When a Georgia couple divorces, child custody is a topic that is generally dealt with during the proceedings. The state will grant parenting time and custody based on what it believes serves the best interests of the child or children, but sometimes, that ‘best interest’ will change over time. The child themselves may have… Read More »

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Is My Business Divisible During My Divorce?

By Buckhead Family Law |

Georgia is one of the majority of states that use the equitable distribution model to divide marital assets during divorce proceedings, meaning that everything must be valued, and then divided as close to equally as the court finds appropriate. This includes family businesses or practices, such as a medical or dental office. While it… Read More »

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The Changing Nature of Alimony in Georgia

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In years past, alimony was considered almost a matter of form in many Georgia divorce cases, especially in cases where the wife gave up her career to stay home and raise children. However, this has become less and less common for a variety of reasons. If you are seeking to divorce, this can be… Read More »

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How To Establish Legal Parentage In Georgia

By Buckhead Family Law |

Every child deserves to have two parents to provide for them, but if their parents are unmarried, or if there is a question about parentage, this can sometimes be a struggle. Georgia has a specific practice by which a child’s paternity is determined, but it can be easy to misunderstand or become confused about… Read More »

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Divorce & Absent Spouses

By Buckhead Family Law |

Normally, getting a divorce is a fairly normal process. However, when your spouse cannot be found, it can complicate matters, and many people wonder if it will stop a divorce entirely. The answer is no, but it can sometimes cause delays, especially in matters of child custody and support. If you are in this… Read More »

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What Is A Parenting Plan?

By Buckhead Family Law |

In any proceeding where custody of a minor child is an issue, the state of Georgia requires a parenting plan to be submitted to the court. However, there is often quite a lot of confusion about what a parenting plan has to contain. You and your soon-to-be ex-spouse need to be able to work… Read More »

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Advantages To Establishing Paternity In Georgia

By Buckhead Family Law |

In this day and age of unmarried couples, more and more children are being born out of wedlock. As a result of this, more and more couples are being required to establish paternity for their children instead of it simply being assumed upon the child’s birth. While many parents might not see a reason… Read More »

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The Basics of Georgia Child Support

By Buckhead Family Law |

Given that Georgia’s laws surrounding divorce are somewhat different from those in other states, it can be common to assume that child support formulas and enforcement are very different as well. However, the procedures are actually fairly similar to those found in neighboring states, and if you are in a position where you may… Read More »

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