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How to Prove an Ex-Spouse’s Cohabitation in Alimony Dispute

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
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According to Georgia alimony law: Subsequent to a final judgment of divorce awarding periodic payment of alimony for the support of a spouse, the voluntary cohabitation of such former spouse with a third party in a meretricious relationship shall also…

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Getting a Divorce? There’s an App for That

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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In the increasingly technological society we live in, there seems to be an app for almost every activity from communicating with friends and family via video calls to investigating home values and sale prices. But, when the topic of divorce…

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Divorce Hurts: Three Ways Divorce Harms Children

Monday, April 21st, 2014

There is no question that divorce hurts. Anger, loneliness, betrayal, sadness, and a sense of loss are common emotions experienced by the husbands and wives who are parties to divorce actions. However, as many know, the pain of divorce is…

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Celebrity Divorce Chronicles: Rhonda Adkins v. Trace Adkins

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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According to both national and local Tennessee news media sources, country singer Trace Adkins and his wife of 16 years, Rhonda Adkins, are seeking a divorce. Rhonda Adkins initiated the divorce proceedings in March by filing a divorce petition in…

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Who Should Keep the Marital Home Post-Divorce?

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Unfortunately, there isn’t a“right” answer to the question of who should keep the marital home upon divorce. In fact, depending on the details of the particular case, it may be more advantageous for neither spouse to retain the marital home,…

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Alimony Is Taxable To The Recipient

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

“Alimony is taxable to the recipient and deductible payor.” Upon the close of a divorce matter, many parties are either informed of this important fact orally or in the form of a letter or other written notice provided by their…

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Is Divorce Good for the Economy?

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Over the last three years, studies have shown that the U.S. divorce rate has been increasing steadily since it hit a 40 year low in 2009. In fact, as documented by the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of divorces in…

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Celebrity Divorce Chronicles: Paltrow v. Martin

Thursday, April 10th, 2014
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In a recent website post published by award winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow, she announced that she and her husband of 10 years, Coldplay member Chris Martin, have separated. The post, entitled “Conscious Uncoupling,” states in part: “It is with hearts…

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More Couples Opting for Extended Separation in Lieu of Divorce

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

As Georgia divorce attorneys, we have seen firsthand the developing trend of couples opting for extended separation in lieu of divorce. In some instances, the desire to remain married, living in a state of separation, is the result indecisiveness regarding…

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The Four Parts of Georgia Divorce: Alimony

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

In reviewing our series concerning the four parts of Georgia divorce it becomes obvious that there are several financial aspects of divorce.  As a result, many going through the divorce process may find it hard to distinguish alimony, child support…

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