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Do I Have to Respond to Discovery Requests During My Divorce?

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Divorce is a form of civil litigation, meaning that divorces are lawsuits initiated by one party (the petitioner) against another party (the respondent). Because divorce is a form of civil litigation, Georgia’s rules of civil procedure, codified by Georgia’s Civil…

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I Divorced in another State, can I Modify the Child Support Order in Georgia?

Saturday, December 20th, 2014
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The short answer to this question is yes. However, the process to modify an out of state child support order in Georgia is slightly different that the process associated with modifying an instate child support order. The section of Georgia…

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Celebrity Custody Battles – Jason Patric

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

  Actor Jason Patric just won a major legal battle against his ex-girlfriend, as a Judge declared him to be the legal father of their four-year-old son. Jason Patric Huge Victory…Declared Legal Parent, by TMZ Staff,, November 3, 2014….

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Changing Your Name After Getting Married – Should You Do It?

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Unless you live under a rock or do not follow any kind of news, you likely know that George Clooney recently married British attorney, Amal Alamuddin. What you may not know is that there was an uproar in some circles…

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Cheap Wedding = Happy Marriage?

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Thanks, in part, to television and movies, many people associate the start of a marriage with a big, expensive, over the top wedding.  In fact, many women have probably been dreaming of their perfect, fantasy wedding for years before they…

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How to Mitigate Litigation Costs in High Asset Divorce

Sunday, December 14th, 2014
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More money more problems. Although this adage is not commonly used in the context of divorce, it may ring very true in certain situations. In fact, a brief look at media coverage of high profile divorce cases proves this point….

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I’m in an Open Marriage, Can I Obtain a Divorce Based on Adultery?

Saturday, December 13th, 2014
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In Georgia, there are thirteen grounds for divorce, including Georgia’s no fault ground for divorce, irretrievable broken. Although there are thirteen grounds for divorce, by far, the most inquired about is adultery. Generally, adultery occurs with one spouse has sex…

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High Profile Child Custody Battles: Halle Berry vs. Gabriel Aubry

Thursday, December 11th, 2014
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Once again, actress Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry are at odds over the custody of their daughter, Nahla. After a particularly contentious custody battle, Berry and Aubry were granted joint custody of their daughter in 2012. Recently though, there couple…

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What is a Varn Waiver?

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
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If you are currently going through divorce in Georgia, or considering Georgia divorce, it is likely that you have become familiar with the phrase “Varn waiver.” Although you may have become familiar with this phrase either through research or through consultation…

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Can Renewing Wedding Vows Save a Marriage?

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

The brief answer to this question is: possibly – it all depends on the reason why a couple chooses to renew their vows and it also depends on the level of effort each spouse is willing to put into the…

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