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Can I legally get married in Georgia?

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

There are several requirements for a valid marriage in Georgia. O.C.G.A. §19-3-2. Generally, a person capable of entering into a contract may enter into the contract of marriage in this state. To contract marriage in Georgia, the requirements are as…

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Can You Be Held Responsible for Your Dead Ex-Spouse’s Debt?

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
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One of the primary issues divorcing couples must work out is property division.  This includes both assets and debts. In both equitable division states (such as Georgia) and community property states, a final divorce decree will outline exactly how marital…

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Providing camps and schools with custody agreements

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

In reading through my daughter’s camp handbook, one clause stuck out to me as a family law attorney – Custody Agreements.  Specifically, the clause read: “If there are custody issues involving your child, you must inform the camp director in…

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Committing Adultery – How Much Will It Cost You?

Saturday, September 13th, 2014
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Having an affair will certainly cost you the trust of your spouse and family and, likely, your marriage.  But, according to a new study, it can be a significant financial cost as well.  Cheating spouses spend $444 a month on…

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Surrogacy May Complicate Divorce in Georgia

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

It goes without saying that many couples begin the process of growing their family with the intention to remain married and raise their children together. However, it is often hard to predict whether a couple many divorce or separate in…

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What is Surrogacy?

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Georgia couples who are experiencing problems conceiving have more options than ever before to help them grow their families. Among those options are adoption and the utilization of assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization and intrauterine insemination. Surrogacy…

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Pet Prenups?

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

As discussed in a recent installment of our series Celebrity Divorce Chronicles, Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas are ending their marriage of 18 years. According to reports, the couple’s divorce seems to involve the common issues of divorce, such as…

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Number One Complaint Against Georgia Divorce Attorneys

Saturday, September 6th, 2014
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Choosing the right divorce attorney is one of the most important steps a potential divorce litigant can make to ensure the success their divorce case. Vetting a potential attorney’s legal experience and seeking information regarding his or her hourly rate…

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High Profile Custody Battles: Sherri Shepherd vs. Jeffrey Tarpley

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

In addition to her divorce from her current husband, Lamar Sally, Sherri Shepherd has also faced another legal conflict recently: a child custody battle with her former husband, Jeffrey Tarply. In his emergency petition for temporary physical custody of their…

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Same Sex Marriage Update

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

The 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals recently struck down a Utah state ban on same sex marriage. U.S. appeals court strikes down same-sex marriage ban, by Bill Mears,, June 25, 2014. The court ruled 2-1, holding that “the…

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