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Adultery: Do You Know Where Your Spouse Has Been?

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
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As Georgia divorce attorneys, we are intimately familiar with the fact that adultery plays a factor in a large number of divorces. In order to be granted a divorce on the ground of adultery in Georgia, the Petitioner must prove…

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High Profile Child Custody Battles: Cheryl Walker v. Rebecca Soteros

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

The names Cheryl Walker and Rebecca Soteros may not be immediately recognizable to many. However, their custody battle has piqued the interest of thousands nationwide. Why? Cheryl Walker is the mother of Paul Walker, the “Fast & Furious” star who…

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Do Non-Economic Contributions Matter in Georgia Equitable Division Cases?

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
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Georgia law does not provide a formula when it comes to equitably dividing marital property upon divorce. Alternatively, Georgia law gives judges and juries discretion to determine what is a fair or equitable division of a couple’s marital property. In…

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Why People Don’t File For Divorce – Celebrity Examples

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

There are several blogs on this site about why people choose to get divorced.  But there are many people who choose to remain married, when no one would blame them for pulling the plug on their marriage.  There are several…

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Effective Co-Parenting Post Divorce

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Co-parenting can be a nightmare. Ineffective communication, residual resentment, lack of trust and differing parenting styles are just a sampling of the issues that make co-parenting post-divorce especially difficult. Although difficult, it is imperative for parents to learn to cooperate…

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Facebook May be to Blame in Some Divorces

Saturday, July 26th, 2014
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A research study lead by Russell Clayton, a doctoral student in the University Of Missouri School Of Journalism suggests that the popular social media site may be damaging to a user’s relationship status. According to the study, which is slated…

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Celebrity Divorce Update – Tiger Woods

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

If a spouse is cheated on, it can understandably be very difficult to get back to a place where he/she can treat the cheating spouse with civility and respect.  If a spouse is cheated on and her husband’s multiple affairs…

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Jury Selection in Georgia Divorce Cases

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
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Georgia is one of only a few states in the United States that affords litigants in divorce matters the right to a jury trial. This right is limited however, as juries are not allowed to made findings regarding child custody….

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No-Fault Divorce Becoming Unpopular in Many States: Is Georgia Next?

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
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There are 13 grounds for divorce in Georgia, one of which is “irretrievably broken”, Georgia’s no-fault basis for divorce. Like in several other states, Georgia law did not always recognize this ground for divorce. Instead, to seek a divorce, the…

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Not Paying Court Ordered Child Support? Your Licenses and Passport Could be at Risk

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Failure to pay court ordered child support carries serious consequences in Georgia. In addition to being subject to an action for contempt, a mother or father obligated to pay child support who fails to honor this obligation may also be…

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