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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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Gray Divorce In Georgia

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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

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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

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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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Alimony Trends In Georgia

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Up until around 1980, there was no real provision for alimony in Georgia’s divorce law. The court could award it if it saw fit, but no law existed that considered it a matter of course to do so. Nowadays, alimony in Georgia is more codified, but there are still specific criteria that have to… Read More »

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Jury Trials In Georgia Divorces

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Unlike all but one other state in the U.S., Georgia law permits that divorces be tried before a jury of 12 people. There are numerous positive and negative aspects to that process, but it has been in Georgia’s Civil Code since time immemorial, and is unlikely to be eliminated anytime soon. If you are… Read More »

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Document Checklist for Getting a Divorce

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Going through a divorce can be a complicated process. Even in an otherwise simple and uncontested divorce proceeding, there are certain documents you need to ensure the process goes smoothly and that you get what you are entitled to in any divorce settlement. While our divorce attorney will guide you through every step of… Read More »

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Attorney Melissa Davis Strickland Quoted in Best Self Atlanta 0618-0718 – Keeping It Together When Going Separate Ways

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