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Divorce Hurts... but it doesn't have to be nasty.

The 4 Core Areas for your Divorce

  1. Child Custody
  2. Asset Division
  3. Child Support
  4. Alimony

Child Custody

Child custody defines the relationship between both divorcing parents and their minor children. There are two major types of custody – physical custody and legal custody.

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Asset Division

There are two key concepts for asset division: 1) defining what exactly is (and isn’t) marital; and, 2) noting Georgia does not require an equal division of property.

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Child Support

Child support is financial support that is paid from one parent to another to help pay for the various costs associated with raising the minor children.

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Alimony

Alimony is an allowance out of one spouse’s (or ex-spouse’s) separate estate for the support of the other spouse when the spouses are living separately.

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