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Category Archives: Divorce

Equitable vs. Equal Division of Property in a Georgia Divorce

In a Georgia divorce, property is divided between the spouses according to the rule of equitable distribution. This is different than some other states, where marital property is divided 50/50. Equitable does not necessarily mean equal. Georgia judges consider several factors when dividing up assets and debts, including each spouse’s economic and noneconomic contributions to […]

Can You Be Granted 50-50 Parenting Time in Georgia?

Child custody after a divorce is a complicated issue. Where the children will live and how much time they’ll spend with each parent is determined by a court based on a host of factors — all related to what is in the children’s best interests. Georgia judges are generally averse to granting 50-50 parenting time, […]

Relocation as a Ground for Modifying Child Custody

People relocate for a variety of reasons, such as to pursue economic opportunities, to be closer to loved ones or to seek a better climate or quality of life. However, relocations can complicate child custody and visitation arrangements that were established in a divorce or separation. Still, when there are compelling reasons for the move, […]

How Does the Length of Your Marriage Affect Spousal Support?

In Georgia, spousal support (frequently called alimony) is not calculated using a specific formula. Instead, courts determine the amount and duration of spousal support by considering each party’s financial situation, the needs of the requesting party, the ability of the other party to pay and other factors. Length of the marriage is among the factors […]

Coronavirus and Divorce: Considerations During the Pandemic

The coronavirus continues to take its toll on the health of the American people and the economy. Thousands of people are dead, hundreds of thousands are ill and millions are out of work. In addition to the damage seen in the news every day, the virus and its fallout are impacting the legal system. Notably, […]

How Do Child Support and Child Custody Work in Georgia Co-Parenting?

Georgia has one of the highest divorce rates in the United States, so it is not uncommon for children to grow up splitting time between two households. Providing a stable and healthy future for children is the most important goal for most divorcing parents. But while the word “co-parenting” might sound simple, a lot of […]

Do I Have to Have A Lawyer for This?

Sometimes following an initial consultation the person will ask me, “Do I have to have a lawyer to handle my divorce?”  I always answer that question by telling them that the law doesn’t require that they have a lawyer, but in the end they are going to be glad they did.  A divorce is a […]