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Failure to Pay Child Support in Georgia May Result in Termination of Parental Rights

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

In Georgia, failure to pay court ordered child support comes with a variety of penalties. Such penalties generally include:  contempt citations, suspension of driver’s, hunting and fishing licenses, denial of passport applications, and potentially incarceration. If these penalties seem severe,…

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I Signed a Prenup, but I No Longer Believe Its Terms are Fair. Can I fight it?

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

The short answer to this question is: Yes, divorcing spouses may definitely challenge the enforceability of their prenuptial agreement. In fact, this practice in not uncommon. The downside of making this legal maneuver is that there is no guarantee such…

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Alienation of Affection Claims No Longer Recognized by Georgia Courts

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Divorce is often a very painful and traumatic event in the lives of both spouses, especially if the divorce was precipitated by adultery. In such cases, it is very common for the aggrieved spouse to have animus not only toward…

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Meriwether & Tharp’s Woodstock Office

Friday, August 29th, 2014
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Meriwether & Tharp is pleased to announce the expansion of our law firm to Woodstock, Georgia effective immediately. Our address is 145 Towne Lake Parkway, Suite 300, Woodstock, GA 30188. Our Woodstock office is currently staffed by Partner Patrick “Leh”…

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Celebrity Divorce Chronicles: Nikki Reed vs. Paul McDonald

Thursday, August 28th, 2014
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    Nikki Reed, best known for her role in the popular “Twilight” film saga has filed for divorce from her husband Paul McDonald. The divorce petition, which was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on May 16, 2014, cites…

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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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