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Georgia Case Law Update – Brawner v. Miller

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Most custody disputes take place between two biological parents. However, sometimes, other family members get involved. In Georgia, only certain family members (grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, great-aunts, great-uncles, siblings and adoptive parents) have standing to file a custody dispute against…

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If I Pay Child Support, Can I Claim My Children As Dependents On My Taxes?

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Divorce touches on every aspect of life, including taxes. So, as Atlanta divorce attorneys, it is not uncommon for clients to seek our advice on divorce related tax concerns. One of the most common questions we get concerns taxes and…

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Wrongful Birth Claims Barred Under Georgia Law

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
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In October 2015, a Fulton County judge reinforced Georgia’s long held refusal to recognize wrongful birth claims in the state, by dismissing a lawsuit filed by a Canadian couple earlier in the year. The lawsuit was filed by Angela Collins…

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Can I Change My Child’s Name Post Divorce?

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

If you are a custodial parent, and you have ever wondered whether it would be possible to change your child’s last name from you ex-spouses last name to your current last name, the short answer to your question is: Yes,…

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5 Financial Tips for Facing Divorce

Friday, February 5th, 2016

What’s your credit score? Will you be able to refinance the marital home if you keep it? What are your monthly expenses? What are the financial assets and liabilities that must be divided during your divorce? These are just a…

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“Legal for Less” is Likely Too Good to be True

Friday, January 29th, 2016

There is an old saying that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. This adage applies to many things, including legal assistance. In late September 2015, the State Bar of Georgia sued a local man, James…

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I’m Divorcing, But What If “My Child” Isn’t Mine?

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

In Georgia, a man married to a woman at the time she conceives or gives birth to a child is presumed to be the biological father of that child, and will be deemed the legal father of that child upon…

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Are Child Support Payments Tax Deductible?

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Many considering divorce, and even some individuals currently going through the divorce process in Georgia, are often surprised to learn that that alimony is tax deductible for the payor and treated as taxable income to the recipient spouse. After learning…

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Is Your Spouse a “Divorce Bully”?

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

We are all pretty familiar with the concept of bullying, especially in the context of school or even work. But sometimes, bullying can also rear its ugly head during the divorce process. Even in situations where neither spouse has ever…

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Is Your Spouse Using A Photo Hiding App to Conceal an Affair?

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
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  Lock Photo, Private Photo, Private Photo Vault, Best Secret Folder, Secret Photo, and Private Pics. Although these names may sound harmless enough, these are just a few of the photo hiding apps that your spouse may be using to…

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