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Effective Co-Parenting Post Divorce

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Co-parenting can be a nightmare. Ineffective communication, residual resentment, lack of trust and differing parenting styles are just a sampling of the issues that make co-parenting post-divorce especially difficult. Although difficult, it is imperative for parents to learn to cooperate…

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Facebook May be to Blame in Some Divorces

Saturday, July 26th, 2014
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A research study lead by Russell Clayton, a doctoral student in the University Of Missouri School Of Journalism suggests that the popular social media site may be damaging to a user’s relationship status. According to the study, which is slated…

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Celebrity Divorce Update – Tiger Woods

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

If a spouse is cheated on, it can understandably be very difficult to get back to a place where he/she can treat the cheating spouse with civility and respect.  If a spouse is cheated on and her husband’s multiple affairs…

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Jury Selection in Georgia Divorce Cases

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
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Georgia is one of only a few states in the United States that affords litigants in divorce matters the right to a jury trial. This right is limited however, as juries are not allowed to made findings regarding child custody….

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No-Fault Divorce Becoming Unpopular in Many States: Is Georgia Next?

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
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There are 13 grounds for divorce in Georgia, one of which is “irretrievably broken”, Georgia’s no-fault basis for divorce. Like in several other states, Georgia law did not always recognize this ground for divorce. Instead, to seek a divorce, the…

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Not Paying Court Ordered Child Support? Your Licenses and Passport Could be at Risk

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Failure to pay court ordered child support carries serious consequences in Georgia. In addition to being subject to an action for contempt, a mother or father obligated to pay child support who fails to honor this obligation may also be…

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Can A Stressful Marriage Lead To Early Death?

Saturday, July 19th, 2014
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There have been several recent studies about the health benefits marriage can have for a person.  Another recent study, however, has found that certain types of marriages can actually be detrimental to a person’s health. Study Says Stressful Marriages Can…

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Celebrity Divorce: Master P Abduction Claim

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

The bitter divorce between Master P and his wife Sonya Miller just got a little more hostile. Master P’s Wife – He Abducted Our Kids, tmz.com, April 9, 2014. Sonya, who filed for divorce a few months ago, is claiming…

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Can A Judge Limit Facebook Activity During Georgia Divorce?

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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As with many topics and questions concerning Georgia family law and Georgia divorce, the answer to the above posed question in not a simple one. As exhibited by a criminal case out New Jersey, a court can indeed limit the…

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Paternity vs. Legitimation in Georgia: What’s the Difference?

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
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As Georgia divorce attorneys who help clients with domestic relations matters ranging from uncontested divorces and separate maintenance actions to matters involving child support and child custody, such as paternity and legitimation actions, we are often asked: “What’s the difference…

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