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Celebrity Divorce Chronicles: Derek Fisher vs. Candace Fisher

Thursday, April 16th, 2015
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  Media outlets have recently reported that Derek Fisher, head coach of the New York Knicks, has filed for divorce from his wife of ten years, Candace Fisher. Interestingly enough though, this divorce filing comes just one month after Derek…

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Cobb County Parenting Seminar – 2015

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Under Georgia law, both parties in a divorce are required to attend a parenting seminar in Georgia if the parties have children under the age of 18. See Uniform Superior Court Rule 24.8.  Cobb County (Acworth, Austell, Kennesaw, Marietta, Powder…

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Child Support – Unexpected “Necessary” Expenses

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

  At times, it seems that expenses for one’s children are never ending. From extracurricular activities to camp and everything in between, expenses for one’s children seem to pop up on a daily basis. This can be especially apparent for…

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Child Support Order to Lower Child Support?

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Singer Chris Brown recently found out that he is the father of a nine-month baby girl. Chris Brown – Surprise, I’m A Father, by TMZ Staff, tmz.com, March 3, 2015. After finding out, Brown apparently quickly stepped up and made…

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Billionaires – They’re Just Like Us

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
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  When you go through a divorce in Georgia, you have to resolve four main issues: equitable division of assets, child custody, child support, and alimony. Whether you are a millionaire, buried in debt, or somewhere in between, the general…

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Forsyth and Cherokee County Parenting Seminar – 2015

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Under Georgia law, both parties in a divorce are required to attend a parenting seminar in Georgia if the parties have children under the age of 18. See Uniform Superior Court Rule 24.8. Forsyth County (Cumming) and Cherokee County (Ball…

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Fulton County Parenting Seminar – 2015

Sunday, April 5th, 2015
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Under Georgia law, both parties in a divorce are required to attend a parenting seminar in Georgia if the parties have children under the age of 18. See Uniform Superior Court Rule 24.8. The following is Fulton County (Alpharetta, Atlanta,…

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Sexual Relations With Spouse During Pending Divorce Action

Saturday, April 4th, 2015
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When you file a Petition for Divorce in Georgia, you are required to list a date of separation and state that you have been in a bona fide state of separation since that date. OCGA §19-5-5. This date of separation is…

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Million Dollar Child Support

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

As reported by CNBC and CNN Money, the estranged wife of Citadel LLC founder Ken Griffin is seeking a whopping $1 million per month child support award from the wealthy hedge fund manager. Specifically, according to Anne Dais Griffin, she…

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Thirteen Reasons to Divorce in Georgia: Part 13

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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Wrapping up our blog series Georgia’s thirteen statutory grounds for divorce according to O.C.G.A. § 19-5-3, here is ground number thirteen. Reason #13: Your marriage is irretrievably broken. By far, the reason most commonly relied upon by spouses seeking divorce…

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