The Meriwether & Tharp Divorce Attorney Blog


Pre-Nup Mediation

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
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As Georgia divorce attorneys, we often tout the benefits of utilizing mediation as a means to settle divorce, contempt, and modification action in lieu of proceeding to trial. But, very rarely do we suggest mediation as a way to negotiate…

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My Ex-Spouse Wants to Move to Another State With Our Child. Can He Do That?

Saturday, September 27th, 2014
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The brief answer to this question is: Although you cannot prevent your ex-spouse from relocating, you may be able to seek a modification of child custody to prevent your ex-spouse from relocating your child. Now for the more detailed response……

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Celebrity Divorce Chronicles: Mariah Carey vs. Nick Cannon

Thursday, September 25th, 2014
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“There is trouble in paradise. We have been living in separate houses for a few months.” This is the statement made by Nick Cannon, host of America’s Got Talent, when asked about his marriage to songstress Mariah Carey during an…

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What is Parental Alienation?

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
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Generally speaking, parental alienation involves one parent taking actions or making statements to his or her children designed to denigrate the other parent and diminish the children’s relationship with the other parent. Put plainly, parental alienation is exactly what it…

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5 Things To Do Once Infidelity Is Discovered

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

  Divorce hurts, and the pain resulting from divorce is often magnified if the divorce in precipitated by infidelity. Often, once infidelity is discovered, the aggrieved spouse is so shocked and hurt that he or she is unsure how to…

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5 Reasons to Seek Marriage Counseling Before Divorce

Sunday, September 21st, 2014
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There are several things that set the divorce attorneys of Meriwether & Tharp apart from the numerous other Atlanta divorce attorneys. Not only do we have the largest team of divorce professionals ready to assist new and existing clients throughout…

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Who Is Generally Unhappier In A Marriage – Men or Women?

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Everyone experiences periods of ups and downs in their marriage.  But which gender is more likely to be unhappy in their marriage? A new study called “Relationships in America” by The Austin Institute surveyed over 15,000 adults, seeking an answer…

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What do I have to do to make my out-of-state marriage valid in Georgia?

Thursday, September 18th, 2014
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Each state has different laws regarding who may get married in that state as well as different license and ceremony requirements. So what happens if you get married in one state and then move to another? Is your marriage still…

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Can I legally get married in Georgia?

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

There are several requirements for a valid marriage in Georgia. O.C.G.A. §19-3-2. Generally, a person capable of entering into a contract may enter into the contract of marriage in this state. To contract marriage in Georgia, the requirements are as…

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Can You Be Held Responsible for Your Dead Ex-Spouse’s Debt?

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
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One of the primary issues divorcing couples must work out is property division.  This includes both assets and debts. In both equitable division states (such as Georgia) and community property states, a final divorce decree will outline exactly how marital…

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