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The Equitable Caregivers’ Act

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On July 1, 2019, a law went into effect in Georgia that grants the status of “equitable caregiver” to groups of non-biologically related adults who might previously have had no parental rights even if they play a fundamental role in a child’s life. This is being touted as a huge win for grandparents and… Read More »

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Deviations In Georgia Child Support Determinations

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In most Georgia divorce cases, the method for calculating child support will be the Georgia Child Support Guidelines, which can at least give a couple (or a court) a beginning point to use in reaching a fair sum. However, since 2007, state law has allowed for what are called “deviations” – factors that a… Read More »

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Child Custody & Support Modifications in Georgia Divorce

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It can feel intimidating to try to negotiate a change to your divorce decree after it has been decided. However, life never stays the same; modifications become necessary over time simply because things change for all involved. If you have experienced some life changes that necessitate seeking modification to your divorce decree, it can… Read More »

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Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements In Georgia

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It may seem unromantic, but more and more couples are entering into prenuptial agreements nowadays, or even postnuptial agreements if they think it necessary and in an effort to prevent or minimize divorce proceedings in the event of the dissolution of the marriage. A prenuptial agreement can provide some much-needed peace of mind, especially… Read More »

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Protecting Fathers’ Rights In Georgia

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Married couples who have children in Georgia have no issue establishing their legal parentage, since the law establishes a presumption that a married woman’s husband is her children’s father. If you are unmarried, however, you may have to go through a process to ensure that your child’s father has legal rights and visitation, and… Read More »

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Looking To Modify Your Georgia Divorce?

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Life is never static, and as such, no divorce decree remains unchanged for long. Divorcing couples can reach an agreement about all the particulars that may work at the time, but if someone moves, or remarries, or takes a pay cut, the terms of the divorce can be untenable. Modifying your divorce decree is… 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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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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