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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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Duration of Child Support

By Buckhead Family Law |

Child support is intended for the benefit of the child, not the parents. The purpose is to provide financial support for the care and maintenance of a child until he or she reaches the age of majority. There are, however, certain exceptions to this depending on the child’s needs and whether the parties are… Read More »

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What is a Child Support Worksheet?

By Buckhead Family Law |

A child support worksheet is the form utilized by courts to determine the basic child support obligation of each parent. This worksheet must be used when determining child support obligations in any case regardless of whether or not it is contested. Hampton v. Nesmith, 249 Ga. App. 514 (2008). The child support worksheet provides the… Read More »

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The Equitable Caregivers’ Act

By Buckhead Family Law |

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

By Buckhead Family Law |

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

By Buckhead Family Law |

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?

By Buckhead Family Law |

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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