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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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Who Gets The House?

By Buckhead Family Law |

Arguably one of the most controversial decisions to be made during a Georgia divorce is the disposition of the marital home, especially if there are no children. While Georgia is not a community property state, many times the house winds up being sold and the proceeds divided, simply because it represents the most equitable… Read More »

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Grandparents’ Rights In Georgia

By Buckhead Family Law |

There are many families in which grandparents may play a role in raising the children. In some cases, especially if one or both parents are out of the picture, grandparents may seek visitation (‘grandparenting time,’ so to speak) with the kids. This is sometimes possible, but sometimes not – either way, certain criteria must… Read More »

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Gray Divorce In Georgia

By Buckhead Family Law |

In recent years, divorce statistics have shown two phenomena that until now was decidedly unusual – a lower rate among younger couples (under the age of 30), and a markedly higher rate of divorce among couples aged 50 and over. The latter is referred to by statisticians as ‘gray divorce,’ and it is becoming… Read More »

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Social Media Mistakes During Georgia Divorce

By Buckhead Family Law |

During a Georgia divorce, it is very human to want to let off steam. However, doing so on social media can be a very real mistake – in recent years, social media evidence has begun to be used in more and more divorce cases to affect issues like child custody, alimony and asset division…. Read More »

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Issues In High Asset Georgia Divorces

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While it may sound classist or otherwise inequitable to the average person, the truth is that divorces involving high value assets are vastly different than those involving few assets. Questions come up in divorces of well off people that poorer couples simply  do not have to contemplate. They are important to be aware of,… Read More »

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The Peculiarities Of Georgia Asset Division

By Buckhead Family Law |

Georgia, like most states in the U.S., follows the equitable distribution system of property division during a divorce. Many people confuse “equitable” with “equal,” however, and are thus confused when they do not receive exactly the same equal share of marital property as their soon-to-be ex-spouse. When dividing marital property in Georgia, the split… Read More »

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