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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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Providing camps and schools with custody agreements

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

In reading through my daughter’s camp handbook, one clause stuck out to me as a family law attorney – Custody Agreements.  Specifically, the clause read: “If there are custody issues involving your child, you must inform the camp director in…

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Committing Adultery – How Much Will It Cost You?

Saturday, September 13th, 2014
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Having an affair will certainly cost you the trust of your spouse and family and, likely, your marriage.  But, according to a new study, it can be a significant financial cost as well.  Cheating spouses spend $444 a month on…

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Surrogacy May Complicate Divorce in Georgia

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

It goes without saying that many couples begin the process of growing their family with the intention to remain married and raise their children together. However, it is often hard to predict whether a couple many divorce or separate in…

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What is Surrogacy?

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Georgia couples who are experiencing problems conceiving have more options than ever before to help them grow their families. Among those options are adoption and the utilization of assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization and intrauterine insemination. Surrogacy…

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Pet Prenups?

Sunday, September 7th, 2014
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As discussed in a recent installment of our series Celebrity Divorce Chronicles, Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas are ending their marriage of 18 years. According to reports, the couple’s divorce seems to involve the common issues of divorce, such as…

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Number One Complaint Against Georgia Divorce Attorneys

Saturday, September 6th, 2014
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Choosing the right divorce attorney is one of the most important steps a potential divorce litigant can make to ensure the success their divorce case. Vetting a potential attorney’s legal experience and seeking information regarding his or her hourly rate…

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