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4 Reasons to Skip (or at least postpone) Mediation

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
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Mediation is often lauded as one of the best methods parties may utilize to reach a mutually agreeable settlement in their divorce case. This is so, because mediation allows both parties to have an active role in crafting their divorce…

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Addressing Social Media in Prenuptial Agreements

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
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Generally, prenuptial agreements address the subjects of alimony and division of property in the event of divorce. However, there is a growing trend favoring the inclusion of social media clauses in prenuptial agreements. Such clauses would determine the types of…

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Failure to Pay Child Support is Downright Criminal

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Many are aware that failure abide by a court order to pay child support comes with several consequences, including: contempt citation, garnishment, revocation of hunting, fishing and driver’s license, and passport denial. However, many parents may not be aware that…

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Georgia Divorce Appeals: Which Child Custody Order Should I Follow?

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Your Georgia divorce case is now finalized, and the presiding court has entered a Final Judgment and Decree of Divorce resolving the issues of child support, alimony, child custody and equitable division. But, due to dissatisfaction with the court’s final…

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Celebrity Divorce Chronicles: Eliot Spitzer vs. Silda Spitzer

Thursday, August 21st, 2014
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The divorce between former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and his wife Silda Wall Spitzer, which was initiated by the couple in January 2014, has finally been resolved. The dissolution of the couple’s nearly 27 year marriage comes 5 years…

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Georgia Divorce Appeals: Which Child Support Order Should I Follow?

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

When one former spouse appeal the Final Judgment and Decree of Divorce, the pendency of the appeal often leaves both former spouses wondering: “During the appeal, which child support order should I follow?” Often, in the course of a Georgia…

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Is Life Insurance Marital or Separate Property?

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
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In the case of Frankie Valli v. Randy Valli, the California Supreme Court answered the above stated question: life insurance is marital property (community property according to California law) if purchased with marital funds. This issue was presented to the…

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Professional Degrees are Not Subject to Division in Georgia Divorce

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

  Obtaining a professional degree, such as a law degree, medical degree or a degree in accounting or business is an investment of both time and money. Like many other investments, professional degrees tend to benefit those who have invested…

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Recognizing Rare Types of Divisible Property in Georgia Divorce

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

There are four main aspects of divorce in Georgia: child support, child custody, alimony and equitable distribution. In many divorce matters, equitable distribution, or the division of marital property upon divorce, is one of the most complex aspects of Georgia…

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Celebrity Divorce Chronicles: Melanie Griffith vs. Antonio Banderas

Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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Celebrity couple Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith, are seeking a divorce after 18 years of marriage. In a joint statement issued by their representative in early June, the couple addressed their impending divorce: “We have thoughtfully and consensually decided to…

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