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Celebrity Divorce Chronicles: Jillian Fink vs. Patrick Dempsey

Thursday, March 5th, 2015
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People Magazine reports that Patrick Dempsey’s wife, Jillian Fink, has filed for a divorce from the actor after 15 years of marriage. The couple, who married in 1999, is said to have met when Dempsey, best known for his role on…

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Thirteen Reasons to Divorce in Georgia: Part 8

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
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Reason #8: Your spouse is going to jail. Marriage is a partnership, and as discussed in Part 7 of our series addressing the many reasons to divorce in Georgia, both parties must participate in order for a marriage to be…

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Going to Court for Your Georgia Divorce? 6 Tips to Consider

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
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For many, divorce is their first, and likely only, experience with the legal system. As a result, the legal process associated with divorce can be overwhelming, stressful and intimidating, especially when it comes to going to court. If you will…

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Thirteen Reasons to Divorce in Georgia: Part 7

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

  Reason #7: Your spouse abandoned you. In order for a partnership to be successful, both partners must cooperate and actively participate in the partnership. If one party refuses to participate or abandons the partnership, there is no reason for…

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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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