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Contentious Custody Battle Turns Deadly

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Watching the news is often depressing, with the headlines too frequently involving senseless killings of families and children. Recently, a Pennsylvania father killed his ex-wife as well as her mother, grandmother, sister, brother-in-law, and niece. Suspect in family massacre found…

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Celebrity Divorce Chronicles: Chris Rock vs. Malaak Compton Rock

Thursday, January 29th, 2015
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People Magazine reports that well known comedian and actor Chris Rock is seeking a divorce from his wife of 18 years, Malaak Rock. According to a statement made to People Magazine by Chris Rock’s attorney, Robert Cohen: “Chris Rock has…

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Considering Divorce? 3 Reasons Why Divorce May be the Right Choice

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
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If you are considering divorce in Georgia, you have likely come across many articles and web pages outlining several reasons why divorce may not be the answer. However, if you are currently considering divorce, and are unsure of what path…

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Domestic Violence and the New Year

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
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The holiday season should be full of joy and celebration, but unfortunately for many women and men, the holiday season may bring the pain of domestic violence. According to law enforcement data collected in cities throughout the United States, there…

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Co-parenting During The Holidays

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

For many former spouses who are transitioning into the role of co-parents post-divorce, the holiday season can be very difficult. This is especially the case for parents who may not be able to spend as much time with their children…

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The Upside to the Hardship of Divorce

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Going through a divorce can often take over your life and become an emotional drain. Nearly every day may be consumed with making decisions about support, custody, and dividing assets, as well as trying to get on the same page…

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Wal-Mart Heiress Prenuptial Agreement

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
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Some divorcing parties fight over huge sums of money and property, while others have nothing but personal property over which to fight. No matter the value of the marital estate, many divorcing couples will find something over which to fight…

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Divorce Hurts, but Violence is Never the Answer

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
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Recently, several news outlets have reported the story of a wife who attempted the murder of her husband in an attempt to avoid the divorce process. According to Kenneth Dearden, a New York real estate developer, he woke up on…

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Equitable Division – Should You Ask For The House?

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

In many divorces, a highly fought over issue is who will get to keep the marital home. In Georgia, the marital home is subject to equitable division. This means that it is included in the split of all marital property/assets….

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Men, Don’t Cheat – You’ll Have A Heart Attack!

Sunday, January 18th, 2015
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While the humorous title of this blog may make you laugh, don’t brush it off – it may actually be true. A 2012 study by the University of Florence found that, for men, “infidelity outside the home as associated with…

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