FREE CONSULTATION
By Appointment Only
470-344-8550

FREE CONSULTATION
By Appointment Only
470-344-8550

X

Get In
Touch...

Newnan Office
37 Calumet Parkway
Suite F-103
Newnan, Georgia 30263

Office
470-344-8550 Phone
770-847-7326 FAX

Quick Contact Form

 

Category Archives: Divorce

Qualifying for Spousal Support After a Georgia Divorce

Spousal support, also known as alimony, may be awarded to a spouse in need of financial assistance after a divorce, provided that the other spouse has the ability to pay. Unless the parties come to an agreement about the amount and duration of support, the court will make the determination. By statute, Georgia courts may […]

How Child Support Is Calculated in Georgia

As in most states, child support that is ordered by a Georgia court is paid to the parent having primary custody of the children. At one time, Georgia calculated child support based solely on the income of the non-custodial parent having the obligation to pay. But in 2007, Georgia switched to a system that considers […]

Who Gets the Family Home in a Georgia Divorce?

Dividing property during a divorce can be a painstaking process, especially when there is contention over each spouse’s share of ownership. There is perhaps no asset more difficult to divide than the family home. This is often the spouses’ largest single piece of property and usually means more to them than a parcel of valuable […]

Important Steps to Take in Planning for Divorce

If you are considering a divorce, you should know that there are many steps you can take — even before you tell your spouse — that will help protect your rights and make the divorce process easier for you. This is a general list to help you get started. Take inventory of your assets and […]

Proving Paternity to Establish Entitlement to Child Support

Fathers have a legal duty to provide financial support for their minor children, but enforcing that duty depends on showing that paternity exists. This may require a separate legal proceeding if the presumed father denies the child is his. A man may dispute paternity or be unaware that he might have fathered a child. A […]

When and How Can Spousal Support Be Modified in Georgia?

After a divorce, one spouse may be entitled to receive financial support from the other. Spousal support, also commonly known as alimony, is most often awarded when one spouse has significantly less earning potential than the other and needs assistance to maintain a lifestyle at the level that existed during the marriage. Though support can […]

What Changes of Circumstances Justify Modification of Child Support?

Judges in the Georgia courts determine child support obligations according to state guidelines that take into account the child’s needs and each parent’s economic circumstances. However, those needs and circumstances are likely to change over time. If the changes are substantial enough, a modification of the original child support order may be possible. Generally, a […]

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, […]