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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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Arbitration In Divorce and Family Law Matters

By Buckhead Family Law |

Arbitration is one of several alternative dispute resolution processes that can be used to resolve a divorce or other family law matter in Georgia.  It is often used when parties have reached an impasse in their divorce or family law matter and wish to resolve the issues without going to court.  Arbitration is similar… Read More »

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Imputing Income In Georgia Child Support Cases

By Buckhead Family Law |

When child support is at issue during a Georgia divorce, a court will investigate all of the evidence it can find in order to ensure that it is acting in the best interests of the child or children involved. One of the factors in the court’s determination will be the income level of both… Read More »

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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

By Buckhead Family Law |

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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