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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Alimony

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
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Alimony or spousal maintenance can be generally defined as payments made by one former spouse to another former spouse post-divorce. Alimony may be paid on a periodic basis, such as monthly or bi-weekly, or alimony may be paid all at…

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Lump Sum Alimony in Georgia

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Just like periodic or monthly alimony, lump sum alimony is spousal support paid by one spouse to the other spouse post-divorce. What differentiates lump sum alimony from periodic alimony is how the payment is made. Instead of being paid in…

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Georgia Child Support Helpline

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

In Georgia, child support is primarily based on the income of both parents, and the ability of each parent to meet the needs of the child or children involved. Georgia’s child support worksheet is the method Georgia courts use to…

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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 Money.com, 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, cnn.com, 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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