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Jury Selection in Georgia Divorce Cases

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
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Georgia is one of only a few states in the United States that affords litigants in divorce matters the right to a jury trial. This right is limited however, as juries are not allowed to made findings regarding child custody….

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No-Fault Divorce Becoming Unpopular in Many States: Is Georgia Next?

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
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There are 13 grounds for divorce in Georgia, one of which is “irretrievably broken”, Georgia’s no-fault basis for divorce. Like in several other states, Georgia law did not always recognize this ground for divorce. Instead, to seek a divorce, the…

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Not Paying Court Ordered Child Support? Your Licenses and Passport Could be at Risk

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Failure to pay court ordered child support carries serious consequences in Georgia. In addition to being subject to an action for contempt, a mother or father obligated to pay child support who fails to honor this obligation may also be…

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Can A Stressful Marriage Lead To Early Death?

Saturday, July 19th, 2014
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There have been several recent studies about the health benefits marriage can have for a person.  Another recent study, however, has found that certain types of marriages can actually be detrimental to a person’s health. Study Says Stressful Marriages Can…

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Celebrity Divorce: Master P Abduction Claim

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

The bitter divorce between Master P and his wife Sonya Miller just got a little more hostile. Master P’s Wife – He Abducted Our Kids, tmz.com, April 9, 2014. Sonya, who filed for divorce a few months ago, is claiming…

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Can A Judge Limit Facebook Activity During Georgia Divorce?

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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As with many topics and questions concerning Georgia family law and Georgia divorce, the answer to the above posed question in not a simple one. As exhibited by a criminal case out New Jersey, a court can indeed limit the…

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Paternity vs. Legitimation in Georgia: What’s the Difference?

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
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As Georgia divorce attorneys who help clients with domestic relations matters ranging from uncontested divorces and separate maintenance actions to matters involving child support and child custody, such as paternity and legitimation actions, we are often asked: “What’s the difference…

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Is Committing Adultery Genetic?

Sunday, July 13th, 2014
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One of the first questions likely asked by a person who has been cheated on is “WHY?” According to a new survey, we may be closer to finding out the answer to that question in the general sense. Women Are…

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Role of Parenting Coordinators in Georgia Child Custody Cases

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

What is a parenting coordinator, and what do parenting coordinators do? Generally, a parenting coordinator is a mental health or legal professional with specific training and experience in conflict resolution in how to effectively resolve custody related disputes between parents….

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Leave Your Spouse without Deserting Your Spouse

Friday, July 11th, 2014
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If it were easy to live with your spouse you probably wouldn’t be considering divorce. Yet, often times a spouse will remain in an unpleasant home environment during a divorce for fear of losing his or her interest in the…

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