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Divorce and Taxes

By Buckhead Family Law |

Divorce and taxes aren’t quite as bad as “death and taxes,” though it certainly may feel that way as you navigate the divorce process. If you are going through a divorce, you need to think about the tax implications that you may soon be facing. While some individuals may try to sift through the… Read More »

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How is Child Support Calculated in Georgia in 50/50 Custody Arrangements?

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Under Georgia’s statutory child support guidelines, the “noncustodial parent”—the party with less than 50% of the parenting time—is typically expected to pay child support to the “custodial parent”—the party with more than 50% of the parenting time. But what happens when the parents enter into a shared custody arrangement where the child spends an… Read More »

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Getting Ready to File for Divorce? The Financial Ins and Outs of Setting Yourself Up For The Future

By Buckhead Family Law |

If you are getting ready to file for divorce in Georgia, setting yourself up for financial stability and success should rank high on your list of priorities. A divorce involves some of the most important financial decisions you will go through in your lifetime, and many of these decisions cannot be changed in the… Read More »

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Facing the Truth: How to Know When Your Marriage Is Over

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Marriage is a lifelong roller coaster, but sometimes, the ride stops short. Mixed emotions, anger, and resentment can all cloud your judgement and make the truth difficult to see. So, how do you know when your marriage is over? At Buckhead Family Law, we understand relationships are hard complicated, and most importantly, uniquely personal,… Read More »

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The Marital Balance Sheet: What Assets Are Subject to Division in Georgia

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The division of marital assets can be a tricky and complex undertaking. At Buckhead Family Law, one of the most common questions that we hear when assisting clients going through a divorce is, “what property is subject to division in Georgia?” Are there things that are solely your own and do not have to… Read More »

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What Is Separate Property In Georgia (And How Can I Protect It In A Divorce)?

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One of the most confusing aspects of divorce law is what constitutes separate property in Georgia. Georgia law dictates that the separate property of each individual in a marriage shall remain the separate property of that person, except as specifically dictated by other laws. This means that unlike marital properties, separate properties are not… Read More »

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What Financial Disclosures Are Required For a Valid Prenuptial Agreement in Georgia?

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Prenuptial agreements can be a great tool to give couples some financial assurance before getting married. A prenup helps to alleviate the uncertainty about what happens in the event of a divorce, and it can provide peace of mind to both parties know what to expect and what they will each be entitled to… Read More »

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Statutory Factors for Determining Custody in Georgia

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When parents decide to divorce or separate in the state of Georgia, there is an urgent need to determine how the couple will share custody of their children. At Buckhead Family Law, we understand that determining custody is never an easy task. Sometimes, a custody agreement can be reached just between the parents if… Read More »

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Incorporating a Safety Plan into Your Parenting Plan in Georgia: When You Need It and What to Include

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Having both parents play an active role in a child’s life is important to the child’s success and development. Additionally, the quality of parent/child relationships is largely dependent on having an adequate amount of time to develop and nurture primary relationships, according to Psychology Today. However, when a parent struggles with drug or alcohol… Read More »

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Legitimation of Children in Georgia – 2020 Georgia Case Law Update

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When a child is born to unwed parents in Georgia, the biological father must file a petition for paternity and have paternity established to be acknowledged as the child’s legal father and allow a court to enforce his duty to financially support his child. However, this is not the only step in the process… Read More »

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