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Fraudulent Conveyance

In divorce law in Georgia sometimes a spouse will try to convey (give away or sell) property such as a home or stock, or the rights to a patent, or any piece of property, to keep it from their spouse should they ever divorce.  Often this sale of property will be to a family member…

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Waiver of Alimony and Attorney’s Fee in Contempt Cases

A profound change in the law for family law cases in Georgia has quietly occurred.  This change is applicable to both contempt cases and modification cases after divorce.  It materially impacts the award of attorney’s fees in contempt or modification cases, which often ends up being much more important that the actual substantive issue underlying the contempt…

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Is a Divorce Agreement to Pay Child College Expenses Modifiable?

Georgia courts cannot order a parent to pay for a child’s college expenses because they do not have the power to order child support past the age of 18 years, unless the child is enrolled full-time in high school, and then until no later than the child no longer being enrolled (dropped out or graduated),…

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Women: Preparing to File for Divorce

The possibility of filing for divorce may seem confusing, intimidating, or even terrifying. Unfortunately, many women who file for divorce may be met with hostility by narcissistic husbands who ignore their wives’ contributions to the family—and these men may lash out in response. For this reason, it’s vital that women are financially, emotionally, and physically…

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LGBTQ+ Marriage and Divorce in Georgia: Know Your Rights

In 2015, the supreme court ruled in the Obergefell v. Hodges making marriage equality the law throughout the country. Unsurprisingly, with same-sex marriage comes same-sex divorce in some cases, and it’s essential to know your rights as an LGBTQ+ person in Georgia. Spouses in same-sex marriages are afforded the same legal rights as their opposite-sex counterparts,…

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What To Do if Your Spouse Refuses to Sign Divorce Papers

Divorce is rarely a simple process, even with the best of intentions. And sometimes, when divorce papers are served, someone may drag their heels when it comes to finalizing the details.  A frequent question arises: how can I get a divorce if my spouse won’t sign the divorce papers. The answer is they do not…

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Blended Families: How to Celebrate Holidays After Divorce

Divorce can be difficult for families, and remarriage can bring an entirely new dynamic to the table. So how do you have a great holiday season after a divorce, with a blended family, or when parents live separately? One of the best things you can do is start planning early to ensure that your children…

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Is an Emotional Affair Considered Adultery in the State of Georgia?

Are you worried that your spouse has made an emotional connection to another person and is slowly pulling away from you? An emotional affair can be devastating, but is it considered adultery in the eyes of the law? Having questions about emotional affairs and divorce is normal, so here are a few of the things…

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Who Can Claim the Children on Their Taxes After a Divorce?

After a divorce, parents often wonder which one can claim children as dependents for federal and Georgia state taxes. As always, the answer largely depends on several factors. If the parties can reach an agreement between themselves, that’s great. Or they may require a court to hear the matter and issue an order. Let’s take a…

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