How To Enforce Child Support in Georgia

Sharing the latest updates about Georgia Family Law and how to enforce Child Support 

Enforce Child Support for your children’s sake. Is your former spouse failing to pay you the awarded child support – letting you struggle to make ends meet?When faced with this problem, many custodial parents feel powerless. Fortunately, there are several ways to enforce child support in the state of Georgia if the non-custodial parent fails to meet payments, assuming those payments are ...

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Top Mistakes Newly Separated Couples Make During Divorce Proceedings

13 ACTIONS you should avoid when you are newly separated! 

Going through a Divorce? There are rules newly separated couples need to follow while going through the divorce proceedings.

Newly separated folks often do and say things that they will regret in the future. Emotional outbursts and acts in the name of “Pay Back” are often the causes of money lost, child custody at risk and even folks getting hurt physically.

The ...

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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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CAN THE CHILDREN CHOOSE WHERE THEY WANT TO LIVE IN GEORGIA?

The short answer is yes if they are 14 years old; however, the issue is a bit more complex than this.  In Georgia a child at 14 once was able to make a final determination regarding a custody decision.  Today a child at 14 can still make this determination, but the court will still look at the best interest of the child. Usually this is not an issue unless the parent the child chooses to live with ...

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THE HOLIDAYS AND DIVORCE

The holidays are one of the most difficult times for parents who went through a divorce. Not only are there changes in the schedule and times in which you can spend with your children but often the custodial parent begins to deny access to the children. The court ordered that you have certain times yet it is incredibly difficult to pack your children’s bags and wake up on Christmas without them there. Because of this many parents ...

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