Alimony in Georgia – What is the Law?

Committing Adultery can mean that You’ll give up Alimony

Committing adultery (or cheating) can be devastating to a marriage – and doing so often leads to divorce. If you and your spouse have decided to end your marriage due to one spouse’s adultery, you might be wondering whether it will affect any aspect of the divorce proceedings, including the issue of alimony. Read this overview of alimony in Georgia. ...

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What is Discovery? Divorce & Family Law Answers

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 ...

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Child Custody Law – Who Gets the Children?

Child Custody Law in Georgia

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 in the father or mother. There shall be no presumption ...

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ABANDONMENT OF YOUR CHILDREN IS A CRIME IN GEORGIA

image1 (1)If you leave your spouse with children you are potentially committing a crime in Georgia. In fact, if you leave your spouse while pregnant in Georgia you are potentially committing a crime in Georgia. In Georgia the law provides for abandonment statutes that simply state that if you willfully or voluntarily abandon your child ...

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Don’t Abandon the Family

ABANDONMENT IN GEORGIA

When the marriage disintegrates to divorce and you are asked or decide to leave the family home your obligations do not end by simply leaving. In Georgia it is actually a misdemeanor to leave your children and not provide support and a possible felony if you leave the state. This is a criminal statute outside of the relief provided by child support services. What this means is that the spouse left to care for the ...

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