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Thirteen Reasons to Divorce in Georgia: Part 6

Saturday, February 28th, 2015
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As we continue our series covering the thirteen statutory grounds to get a divorce in Georgia, here is reason  #6. Reason #6: Your spouse cheated on you.  Adultery is one of the more common reasons spouses seek divorce in Georgia….

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High Profile Custody Battles: Charlie Sheen vs. Brooke Mueller

Thursday, February 26th, 2015
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Charlie Sheen and his ex-wife, actress Brooke Mueller, have recently settled yet another custody dispute concerning their children. Mueller initiated the custody dispute with a complaint alleging that Sheen exercised parenting time with the children while under the influence of…

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The Importance of Thinking Through Parenting Plans

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

In any case involving child custody in Georgia, the parents (jointly or separately) must submit a parenting plan. O.C.G.A. §19-9-1. In addition to several general statements about custody, see O.C.G.A. §19-9-1(b)(1)), the parenting plan must include specific details about who…

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Thirteen Reasons to Divorce in Georgia: Part 5

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Reason #5: Your wife was pregnant by another man when you got married, and you didn’t know it. Due to the nature of pregnancy, it is possible for a wife to be pregnant by another man unbeknownst to the husband….

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Is Child Support Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

As Atlanta Divorce attorneys, it is our experience that divorce and bankruptcy are often interrelated. As a result, we are commonly asked whether child support and other financial obligations incurred in divorce, such as alimony, are dischargeable in bankruptcy. The…

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Can I Force My Estranged Husband to Leave the Marital Home?

Saturday, February 21st, 2015
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Divorce is stressful, and it is often characterized by escalating contention between the estranged spouses. Often, this strife leads one party to leave the marital residence. However, it is not advisable for a spouse seeking possession of the marital residence…

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High Profile Custody Battles: Lorenzo Lamas vs. Shauna Sand

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Recently, actor Lorenzo Lamas, known for his various film roles and his appearance on the popular television series The Bold and the Beautiful, received a very favorable judgment in his child custody battle with his ex-wife Shauna Sand. The judge…

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What is Dormancy and How Can it Impact My Georgia Divorce?

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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In Georgia, judgments entered by a court generally go dormant, meaning they are no longer enforceable, if seven years elapse, and the party entitled to enforce the judgment does not seek enforcement. See O.C.G.A. § 9-12-60. Basically, section 9-12-60 of…

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Badmouthing Your Ex Can Cost You – Literally

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
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When going through a divorce, you likely do not have feelings of love, or even like, toward your soon to be ex-spouse. In fact, it can be very tempting to vent to anyone who will listen about all the horrible…

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The Difficulty of Divorce in Orthodox Judaism

Sunday, February 15th, 2015
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While divorce is a difficult process, it is easy to take the ability to get a divorce for granted. If your marriage falls apart for any reason, you or your spouse can file a Petition for Divorce, which will begin…

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