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Arbitration In Divorce and Family Law Matters

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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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ADULT GUARDIANSHIPS & CONSERVATORSHIPS

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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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Is Alimony Possible In My Georgia Divorce?

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Historically, when two people got divorced, it was common or even customary for one spouse (usually the wife) to receive alimony from the other. However, there are numerous societal evolutions that have started to make that far less normal than it once was. If you are about to file for divorce, it is important… Read More »

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How Is Property Divided In A Georgia Divorce?

By Buckhead Family Law |

When you and your spouse are divorcing, property division can be highly contentious, with each spouse wanting certain assets and arguing over the values of certain real and personal property. However, there is a specific procedure that is followed to ensure marital assets (and debts) are apportioned in the fairest way possible. If you… Read More »

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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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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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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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