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Reasons Why Staying Together for The Children May Not Be the Best Idea

By Buckhead Family Law |

The language we use that circles around divorce can be scary – at Buckhead Family Law, we’ve heard it all when we talk about divorce and child custody in Atlanta. One of the most common (and disheartening) phrases we hear is that our clients are considering sucking it up and “staying together for the… Read More »

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Leaving Your Spouse Before Divorce: How to Avoid Desertion of Marriage Accusations in Georgia?

By Buckhead Family Law |

If you are planning to leave your spouse prior to filing for divorce in Georgia, you may be concerned about the potential implications of “desertion of marriage.” In fact, some Georgians choose to remain in the marital home even after initiating divorce out of fear of losing their interest in the property or because… Read More »

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Can You Modify Your Georgia Alimony Agreement During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

By Buckhead Family Law |

The coronavirus pandemic has had a drastic economic impact, triggering a surge in unemployment filings in Georgia and all across the nation. Many of those who file a claim for unemployment benefits are divorced individuals who are paying or receiving alimony. Many divorced Georgians are asking the following questions during these times of uncertainty:… Read More »

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5 Things to Know about Getting a Temporary Protective Order in Georgia

By Buckhead Family Law |

As people have been stuck at home during the coronavirus quarantine, instances of domestic abuse have been on the rise. For those suffering from domestic abuse, Georgia courts offer an expedited process to obtain immediate legal protection from your abuser: a family violence temporary protective order (“TPO”). While the process to obtain a TPO… Read More »

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Served with a Temporary Protective Order? Here’s what to do.

By Buckhead Family Law |

Georgia courts have the authority to issue temporary protective orders (“TPOs”) upon the filing of a sworn petition by an alleged family violence victim. After a petition is filed, a judge will examine the petition and, if the allegations sufficiently state a claim for family violence, the judge will issue an “ex parte” TPO—meaning,… Read More »

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What Can I Do If Child Support Isn’t Being Paid?

By Buckhead Family Law |

In these trying times, many parents are facing difficult decisions about how to pay bills and, in some circumstances, which bills to pay. Child support can be a significant financial obligation, but it is one that should not be missed if at all possible. If your former spouse or parent to your child has… Read More »

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What can I do if coronavirus interferes with my wedding plans? Will I lose my deposits with my venue and other contractors?

By Buckhead Family Law |

Coronavirus, or COVID-1, is causing a significant upheaval in our society, forcing people to cancel plans, including weddings, rehearsal dinners and other important events that have been planned for months (or even a year or more) and stay at home under orders from local and state governments. One side effect of these “shelter in… Read More »

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Can I Modify Child Support If My Financial Circumstances Change?

By Buckhead Family Law |

In Georgia, child support orders may be modified upon a showing of a substantial change in either parent’s income or financial status, or upon a material showing in the needs of the child(ren). O.C.G.A. §19-6-15(k)(1). A substantial change in income or financial circumstances could include the loss of a job, decrease in income, increase… Read More »

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Divorce For Georgia Seniors Or “Gray Divorces”

By Buckhead Family Law |

Statistics from the Pew Research Center show that while the overall divorce rate has declined over the past 20 years, it has almost doubled for the segment of the population over age 50 in the past three decades. Many of the reasons that a couple over the age of 50 might seek a divorce are… Read More »

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What Is Georgia’s Putative Father Registry?

By Buckhead Family Law |

When a child is born in wedlock, both the mother and the father are listed on the birth certificate as a matter of course. If a child’s parents are not married, and the father is not present to witness the birth and sign the relevant papers, they may later add themselves to the Putative… Read More »

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