One of the first questions clients ask divorce attorneys is: How long is this process going to take? The second... Read More
Georgia Case Law Update – Wright v. Young
One of the most important aspects of any legal action, whether family law or otherwise is notice – namely,... Read More
Service by Publication in Georgia
A problem sometimes faced by individuals in Georgia embroiled in either a divorce or a custody dispute with a... Read More
Can a Georgia divorce lawyer testify in murder case?
A recent article on ABAJournal.com recently reported how one Georgia court is currently wrestling with a tough a... Read More
Residence requirements for divorce in Georgia
In Georgia, when spouses live in different counties, or if one spouse lives in Georgia and one lives out of state,... Read More
In Georgia, am I legally separated after I file my divorce action?
Georgia divorce attorneys are often asked whether the filing of a divorce action means the parties are legally... Read More
How long does a divorce take in Georgia?
Georgia divorce lawyers are often asked how long an average divorce takes in this state. This is a difficult... Read More
Recent Georgia divorce case phases out supervised visitation through three month transition period
The Supreme Court of Georgia recently heard a case dealing with supervised visitation that was to be phased out... Read More
What happens when a Georgia divorce decree is signed by the judge, but not timely filed with the clerk?
The Supreme Court of Georgia recently addressed a divorce case, which highlights what can happen when the final... Read More
Challenging your Georgia divorce decree? Don’t retain the benefits of that decree.
The Supreme Court of Georgia recently reinstated a bright line rule regarding a party retaining the benefits of a... Read More
What is a temporary hearing?
Unfortunately, it can often take a long time to finalize a contested divorce in Georgia. Often, there are issues... Read More
Jury demand stricken in Gwinnett county divorce
Recently, the Supreme Court of Georgia affirmed a Gwinnett Superior Court’s granting of a wife’s motion to... Read More
Child Custody – Georgia Case Law Update
On January 30, 2009, the Court of Appeals vacated the trial court’s award of custody to the child’s maternal... Read More
Deprivation – Georgia Case Law Update
On February 9, 2009, the Georgia Court of Appeals vacated the juvenile court’s deprivation ruling in In the... Read More
Can I file for divorce in Georgia?
In Georgia, divorces are filed in the Superior Courts. In order to file for divorce in Georgia, the Court must... Read More
Georgia’s Domestic Relations Financial Affidavit
Georgia’s Domestic Relations Financial Affidavit (DRFA) is a sworn financial statement required by most counties... Read More
How do I change my last name back to my maiden name as part of a divorce in Georgia?
In a Georgia divorce, there are two documents where you can ask for your name to be restored back to your maiden... Read More
How do I file for a divorce in Georgia when I do not know where my spouse lives?
Over the years as divorce attorneys in Atlanta, we have received several calls from both women and men in which... Read More
Do I have to go to Court to finalize my divorce in Georgia?
In a contested divorce, the answer to this is simple – YES. Since it is a contested matter, a hearing before a... Read More
Can one lawyer represent both spouses in a Georgia divorce?
According the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct, a lawyer can represent only one of the spouses in a divorce.... Read More
Georgia’s Discovery Process in Divorce Cases
During a civil case, one of the party’s attorneys may suggest using one of the discovery procedures to obtain... Read More
Atlanta Parenting Seminar Information
Under Georgia law, both parties in a divorce are required to attend a parenting seminar in Georgia if the parties... Read More
What Happens in a Divorce in Georgia?
While we spend a lot of time in this blog talking about various divorce sub-topics in Georgia, most people coming... Read More
How will my spouse be served with the divorce papers in Georgia?
In Georgia, there are three ways to properly serve your spouse with notice of your divorce. First, if you feel... Read More
DeKalb County (Avondale Estates, Chamblee, Decatur, Doraville, Lithonia, and Stone Mountain) Parenting Seminar Information
DeKalb County (Avondale Estates, Chamblee, Decatur, Doraville, Lithonia, and Stone Mountain) offers its Seminar... Read More
Georgia divorce case appealed over payment of transcript costs
A recent Georgia divorce case was appealed to the Supreme Court of Georgia due to payment of transcript costs.... Read More
Forsyth & Cherokee Counties (Cumming, Ball Ground, Canton, and Woodstock) Parenting Seminar Information
Forsyth County (Cumming) and Cherokee County (Ball Ground, Canton, and Woodstock) are part of the 9th judicial... Read More
Fulton County (Alpharetta, Atlanta, Johns Creek, Milton, Roswell) Parenting Seminar Information
Fulton County (Alpharetta, Atlanta, Johns Creek, Milton, Roswell) offers its Family in Transition seminar in order... Read More
How long must I live in Georgia before I can file for divorce?
According to O.C.G.A. 19-5-2, you must reside in the State of Georgia for a period of six (6) months before you... Read More
Responsive pleading required to get notice of final divorce hearing
In divorce and other family law cases, it is very important to follow the letter of the law in filing pleadings... Read More
Who files for divorce in Georgia and does it matter?
To formally initiate a divorce in Georgia, one party must file a Complaint for Divorce. This is a pleading filed... Read More
Child Support Modification: Jurisdiction – Georgia Case Law Update
On November 13, 2008, the Georgia Court of Appeals issued a ruling in Kean v. Marshall (A08A0828) regarding the... Read More
In Georgia, is using a do-it-yourself web site for an Uncontested Divorce a Waste of Money?
There are several do-it-yourself, uncontested divorce web sites for people to download forms to help them with... Read More
The challenge of divorce when one party resides in Georgia and the other resides out of the country: Part II
Of the four jurisdictional criteria mentioned in our previous post, a clear hierarchy exists. This hierarchy is a... Read More
Can I get a divorce online in Georgia?
In these tough economic times, people are often looking for ways to save money. So it is not surprising that... Read More