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Studies Suggest Debt is the Most Harmful Relationship Issue

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
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When considering the most common precursors to divorce, issues such as infidelity, abuse, lack of communicating, and unrealistic expectations often come to mind. However, in a poll conducted by, there was one marital issue that consistently outranked the previously…

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Post-Divorce Estate Planning Issues

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

After going through a divorce, one has to figure out how to navigate life as a single person again. This often includes a new home, new budget, new schedule and new family dynamic, particularly if there are kids involved. One…

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The 4 Georgia Divorce Issues – What are they and do they apply to you?

Saturday, July 25th, 2015
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In every Georgia divorce, there are four issues that must be resolved either by settlement agreement or court Order: equitable division, child custody, child support, and alimony. While there may be other “issues” that muddy up the resolution of the…

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Can You Relocate After Your Divorce?

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

After a divorce is finalized, most people want to live their lives completely free of their ex-spouse. If you and your ex had no kids together, this is often possible. However, when there are kids involved, you have to consider…

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Same sex marriage legal nationwide – but some are refusing to comply

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015
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Unless you have been avoiding all news sources, you know that the United States Supreme Court recently legalized same sex marriage nationwide. Supreme Court rules states must allow same-sex marriage, by Ariane de Vogue and Jeremy Diamond,, June 27,…

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Teacher Conferences Essential for Successful Co-parenting

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

How well did your child do in school last year? For many this may seem like a relatively easy question to answer. However, for non-custodial parents post-divorce, this question may be harder to answer. Due to the nature of divorce,…

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Same-Sex Divorce in Georgia

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
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The recent United States Supreme Court decision in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges holds that same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry in all states.  The necessary implication that will eventually follow is divorce. What about same-sex…

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5 Things Divorced Retirees Should Know about Social Security Benefits

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
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During the divorce process, spouses often focus on dividing assets like bank accounts, retirement accounts and real estate. But, if you and your ex-spouse were married for longer than ten years, you may also be entitled to take advantage of…

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Happy 4th of July

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

  Happy 4th of July from the team at Meriwether & Tharp, LLC!

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One Woman, Ten Marriages

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
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In Georgia, a person can only enter into the contract of marriage if he/she: (1) is of sound mind, (2) is at least 18 years old (or is at least 16 with parental consent), (3) has no living spouse or…

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