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Georgia Case Law Update – In re Estate of Thompson

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015
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In some family law cases, a guardian ad litem (“GAL”) may be appointed to represent a minor and report back to the court as to the best interests of that minor in a custody battle. When a GAL is appointed,…

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Can I Stop a Child Support Income Deduction Order by Quitting my Job?

Monday, October 12th, 2015
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The short answer to the question is: Yes, quitting your job may temporarily stop an income deduction order. But, the key word here is temporarily. In Georgia, an Income Deduction Order (IDO) is a court order requiring an obligated parent’s…

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Active Appreciation vs. Passive Appreciation of Assets in Georgia Divorce

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
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In a previous post included in our Celebrity Divorce Chronicles series, we discussed the divorce of Oklahoma oil tycoon Harold Hamm from his wife of 26 years, Sue Ann Arnall (formally Sue Ann Hamm). Ultimately, an Oklahoma court ruled that…

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Meriwether & Tharp Featured as Top Divorce Attorneys in the Atlantan Magazine

Friday, October 2nd, 2015
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We are pleased to announce that Meriwether & Tharp, LLC is featured as Top Divorce Attorneys in the October 2015, issue of the Atlantan magazine. Above, you can see our one page feature as it appears in the Atlantan. Meriwether…

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Celebrity Divorce Chronicles: Terrence Howard vs. Michelle Ghent

Thursday, October 1st, 2015
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Terrence Howard and his ex-wife Michelle Ghent were divorced back in 2012; however, the two were recently back in court. This time, the dispute was over the couple’s marital settlement agreement. According to the settlement agreement, Ghent would receive $5,800…

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My Spouse is Cheating. Should I Stay or Should I go?

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

How long has this been going on? Should we seek marital counseling? Should we separate? Is divorce the answer? These are just some of the many questions married people ask themselves after discovering a spouse’s infidelity. Although for some, there…

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The Ashley Madison Hack may Impact Marriages for Years to Come

Monday, September 28th, 2015
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There has been much acclaim in the news recently about the cyber-attack launched on the infamous cheating site Ashley Specifically, the cyber-attack launched by the Impact Team against the Canadian based company has sparked an international conversation regarding privacy,…

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Is Imputing Income to Non-Custodial Parents Fair?

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

In Georgia, child support is calculated using Georgia’s Child Support Worksheet. This child support worksheet relies on the monthly income of each parent, along with other information regarding the income and expenses of each parent, to determine the appropriate child…

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Someone You Know is Cheating on their Spouse, Should you Intervene?

Friday, September 25th, 2015
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A few months ago, a story exploded on social media about two sisters who spotted a woman who was apparently cheating on her husband at an Atlanta Braves baseball game. Specifically, these two sisters were sitting in the row behind a…

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Firms Specializing in Divorce Funding may Ease Financial Burden of Divorce

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Divorce is tough, on several different levels. Even under the very best circumstances, divorce still represents the dissolution of a relationship, and the separation and upheaval of an entire family. On top of the difficult emotional cost associated with divorce,…

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