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Is Life Insurance Marital or Separate Property?

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
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In the case of Frankie Valli v. Randy Valli, the California Supreme Court answered the above stated question: life insurance is marital property (community property according to California law) if purchased with marital funds. This issue was presented to the…

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Professional Degrees are Not Subject to Division in Georgia Divorce

Sunday, August 17th, 2014
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  Obtaining a professional degree, such as a law degree, medical degree or a degree in accounting or business is an investment of both time and money. Like many other investments, professional degrees tend to benefit those who have invested…

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Recognizing Rare Types of Divisible Property in Georgia Divorce

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

There are four main aspects of divorce in Georgia: child support, child custody, alimony and equitable distribution. In many divorce matters, equitable distribution, or the division of marital property upon divorce, is one of the most complex aspects of Georgia…

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Celebrity Divorce Chronicles: Melanie Griffith vs. Antonio Banderas

Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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Celebrity couple Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith, are seeking a divorce after 18 years of marriage. In a joint statement issued by their representative in early June, the couple addressed their impending divorce: “We have thoughtfully and consensually decided to…

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If You Are Served With A Petition For Divorce – Don’t Ignore It!

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
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If you are served with a Petition for Divorce, you may be feeling many emotions – sadness over the end of your marriage, anger at your spouse’s actions and/or relief that your marriage is coming to an end.  Those spouses…

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Marriage Counseling Required For Divorce In Oklahoma

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
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In Georgia, couples that are going through a divorce and have children are required to attend a parenting seminar aimed at helping them work together for the benefit of their children.  The class is not an attempt to save the…

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Possible Link Between Divorce And Childhood Obesity

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

There are several blogs posted on this site discussing the link between marriage/divorce and health.  Thus far, all of these blogs have focused on the health of the spouses themselves.  A new study by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health…

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Georgia Divorce – Where to File

Saturday, August 9th, 2014
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Once you have decided to file for divorce, the first thing you must determine is where to file. Each state has its own divorce laws governing who can file there, and the alimony, child support, child custody and property division…

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Celebrity Custody Issues – Children of O.J. Simpson and Nicole Brown Simpson

Thursday, August 7th, 2014
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Often, the celebrity family law news feed is filled with nasty custody battles and fights over money/assets. After all, that’s probably more interesting than learning that a celebrity couple is amicably divorcing. Every once in awhile, however, there comes a…

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Child Custody: The Standard for Modification of Visitation Rights

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Some of the most important questions parties to a divorce will ask are “who will make important decisions for my child and how much visitation should my spouse have?” These questions fall under the purview of child custody. Even if…

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