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How To Enforce Child Support in Georgia
The first step is to educate yourself by reading about the law in your state, then hire a qualified Family Law Attorney that can help you enforce child support effectively.There are a number of legal actions you can consider if the parent that does not have custody (the “non-custodial parent”) is not paying the child support that ...
Division of assets during the divorce process can be a touchy subject! Here is why..
My spouse never put any money in my retirement account why do I have to consider giving them part of my hard earned money is a question that I receive often. It’s hard for clients to understand why they are forced to divide assets that a party had no actual effort in earning or saving. The answer is equity. ...Continue Reading →
DISCOVERY AND THE OBLIGATION OF PARTIES TO SUPPLY REQUESTED DOCUMENTS
Is your Lawyer billing you hourly? Choose your lawyer carefully and read this article to find out more. One of the most frustrating matters in litigation, and especially family litigation, is the use and misuse of what is commonly called discovery What is discovery as it relates to Divorce and Family Law? Essentially it is the period in a litigated ...Continue Reading →
Where Do I File My Divorce?
Today it is very common to have to deal with jurisdictional issues when deciding when and where to file a divorce action. Often the parties separate and leave the state in which they were residents and wait months before proceeding with their divorce. This delay allows one party to establish residency in a foreign state and the opportunity to proceed with divorce in that jurisdiction.
Most states allow ...Continue Reading →
I Thought I Had An Uncontested Divorce
The smartest manner in which people can handle their divorce actions is by doing what is considered an uncontested divorce. You may have heard or seen a great deal of advertisement in which attorneys offer their services for uncontested divorces at reduced rates of a few hundred dollars, but it is important to understand what you are actually paying for.
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First, you decide if you really want to be divorced and understand all of the consequences of a divorce. Divorce means that you are severing the legal relationship you have with your spouse and all interaction as a result of this will be determined by a final decree which clearly orders what will be paid, how it will be paid and what and how you will interact with one another and your children. Once ...Continue Reading →
Divorce Requires Proper Service
Often, I am in a courtroom and people without lawyers stand up, ready to get divorced. The judge reviews the file only to ask the party if there has been proper service.
The individual looks around the crowded courtroom and asks what that means. Then, they tell the court that I cannot find him or her, I have been unable to get them the complaint. The judge explains ...Continue Reading →
THEY TOLD ME I DID NOT HAVE TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT: Just because you do not agree with the court’s order is never a reason to disregard the order. Many people come to my office and are surprised when their ex-spouse files contempt against them because they did not do something that was in the final settlement agreement or parenting plan. Their ex spouse agreed one day that they would take less support or ...Continue Reading →
Debts must be divided equally alike assets in divorce
Like assets in a marriage in Georgia debts are also to be divided in equity. This means that the court will do what is considered fair when considering the division of debt. Many clients come to my office and assume that they do not have to pay any debts from the marriage as all of the credit cards were in the other spouses name and ...