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 ...
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FAULT AND NO FAULT DIVORCE
Georgia, like most states, is a no fault divorce state; which essentially means the reason for the divorce is not for the court to consider, we call this irretrievably broken or irreconcilable differences. When a complaint is filed as a no fault cause for divorce it will usually list one of the above reasons and if there are issues to litigate they will ...Continue Reading →
Avoid excessive attorney fees with flat fees
How often have you been convinced to pay more for services or a product and learned to regret it shortly after receiving the work or bringing the package home. More often than not you realize it when it is too late. There are certain items in the world in which we just feel that we are getting more simply because we are paying more. Is a Rolex a better ...Continue Reading →
Georgia Family Law – Who gets the children after the Divorce?
In Georgia, child custody law statute is actually gender neutral, in fact, it is not uncommon for fathers to get custody in Georgia. Georgia code 19-9-3(a) (1) clearly states that in all cases in which the custody of any child is at issue between the parents, there shall be no prima-facie right to the custody of the child ...Continue Reading →
My Ex is leaving the state with the children
Can she/he use the uniform child custody jurisdiction act?
We can’t begin to tell you how many times we hear this sentence: “My Ex is leaving the state with the children.” Most parenting ...Continue Reading →
What are the costs associated with divorce?
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What many people never consider before they enter into divorce or post divorce litigation are the costs, both financial and emotional. This is because they fail to understand neither what they wish to achieve nor how expensive it can be to reach these goals. Sadly, many attorneys do not guide a potential client through these considerations but simply discuss how much ...Continue Reading →
“ALL TOO OFTEN I HEAR THEY CHEATED ON ME.”
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Most people come to my office with dozens of texts, emails and recorded conversations anxious to show that their spouse is committing adultery. They have seen the shows in which a nervous spouse is forced to admit their infidelity on the stand as they face a scornful judge. ...Continue Reading →
Child Legitimation Atlanta is Required in Georgia
Most people don’t realize that Georgia requires the father of a child born out of wedlock to formally legitimate this child. This process actually involves a formal law suit in which the parties seek relief from the Superior Court in the county of the mother. Because of this lack of information and/or because of the cost in both financial resources and time many fathers neglect to make their children legitimate, never ...Continue Reading →
When facing the reality of a divorce most people realize that they will need an attorney to navigate the process. The dilemma they have is choosing which attorney is best for them. The relationship between a client and an attorney in litigated matters is a very personal relationship and during the months and sometimes years ...Continue Reading →