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Five Benefits To Filing First In A Divorce

By Buckhead Family Law |

The decision to move forward with a divorce filing is unquestionably difficult. One factor in making that decision for many people can be whether to file themselves or wait to see if their spouse files before them. For many people, this also raises the question of whether there are any benefits to being the… Read More »

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Does Georgia Recognize Common Law Marriage?

By Buckhead Family Law |

Marriage can be complicated enough under normal circumstances. But what about when two people live together for a significant period of time and hold themselves out as spouses, despite never formalizing it through a ceremony or license? For a long time, Georgia (and many other states) recognized “common law marriage,” which is a legal… Read More »

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How To Divide Custody And Visitation During The Summer

By Buckhead Family Law |

Summer can be both an exciting and daunting time of year, especially for separated parents. For single working parents of kids on summer break, without a plan in place with the other parents for childcare, it can be difficult to take care of the kids while juggling your other daily responsibilities. This is where… Read More »

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Recent Court Rulings On Georgia’s Equitable Caregiver Act

By Buckhead Family Law |

Georgia’s Equitable Caregiver Act, which went into effect in just July 2019, allows trial courts to grant the status of equitable caregiver to groups of non-biologically related adults who may have previously had no parental rights but have played a fundamental, parent-like role in a child’s life. Now, three years later, Georgia’s courts have… Read More »

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Using Soberlink As A Safety Measure For Alcohol Abuse In Parenting Plans

By Buckhead Family Law |

Sometimes, one divorced parent needs to ensure that the other former spouse is following the law and sticking to the tenets of their parenting plan. When the other spouse has a history of alcohol abuse, it’s necessary to ensure that they are staying sober and not putting the children at risk. This is where… Read More »

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Options For Valuing And Dividing Marital Residence During The Real Estate Boom

By Buckhead Family Law |

In the current real estate market, one of the most difficult things to do in the event of a divorce is to put a value on the marital residence and find a way to divide that cost that both parties agree with. When you add in the fact that there is currently a real… Read More »

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Apple Responds To AirTag Stalking Cases

By Buckhead Family Law |

Since Apple’s AirTags were introduced last year, there have been increasing numbers of reports of people using these discrete devices to track or stalk others. For the uninitiated, Apple’s AirTags are small tracking devices intended to be used to help users find personal items, such as keys, bags, purses, and other smaller items that… Read More »

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Serving Papers In A Georgia Family Law Case – 4 Things You Need To Know

By Buckhead Family Law |

To initiate any lawsuit in Georgia, the person initiating the lawsuit must properly serve the other party with the complaint. Here are 4 things you need to know about the process for serving papers in a family law case in Georgia: Acknowledgment of Service: The easiest way to properly serve the other party in… Read More »

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How To Prepare For Your Divorce In Five Steps

By Buckhead Family Law |

There’s no way around it—divorce is a difficult process for everyone involved. From before the case is filed through the entry of a final divorce decree by the Court, it can be an emotionally trying process. And the difficulty is it can sometimes be amplified once the case has started and the court deadlines… Read More »

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How To Incorporate A Social Media Clause In A Divorce Settlement

By Buckhead Family Law |

  We all know that divorces can get messy, sometimes really messy, and social media is one of the biggest contributors to mucking up the waters of what could have been a simple divorce. There are times when people will say or do things out of character for them, and unfortunately, with social media,… Read More »

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