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Georgia Family Law

How is Property Divided During Divorce in Georgia?

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In Georgia, divorcing spouses can decide how to divide their property by themselves or through a mediator. If they can’t come to an agreement, they can take the property division dispute to court, which uses state law to divide it. Georgia is an “equitable distribution” state. This means marital property is divided fairly, not necessarily […]

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Guide to Spousal Support & Alimony in Georgia

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Spousal support, also commonly known as alimony, is when one spouse provides money to the other after divorce. The idea of spousal support in Georgia, came about when it was expected that during a marriage, the husband would take care of his wife. If they got divorced, the husband had to keep providing financial help […]

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Who Keeps the House in a Georgia Divorce?

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“Who keeps the house?” It is a common question for anyone getting divorced when you share an owned family home. One person will eventually move out, maybe both. Maybe you’ll sell the house and split the proceeds, or perhaps one person will get to keep the house and live there after the divorce. What will […]

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Navigating Georgia’s Mandatory Parenting Seminar

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Parenting seminars are an unavoidable aspect of family law in Georgia. In the context of divorce or separation, these mandatory seminars play a vital role in ensuring the well-being of children and promoting effective co-parenting. What is Georgia’s Mandatory Parenting Seminar? Georgia’s Mandatory Parenting Seminar is a legal requirement for parents undergoing separation or divorce. […]

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Guardian Ad Litem in GA Divorce: What You Should Know

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One of the central tenets of family law is to seek the best interests of any children in each case. From matters of delinquency to child custody, the court will seek to determine and enforce the most beneficial course of actions for children to have a safe and supportive environment. Of course, the best interests […]

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Legal Separation in Georgia

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In Georgia, the concept of “legal separation” as it is commonly understood does not exist. Instead, Georgia law provides for something known as “separate maintenance.” This separate maintenance action allows couples to address issues such as custody, child support, and alimony, similar to a traditional divorce, but does not result in the legal dissolution of […]

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What is Marital Property in Georgia?

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Marital property is the property and financial assets that will be split during a divorce. In Georgia, marital property includes any wealth attained by either or both spouses during the course of the marriage. It does not matter which spouse earns more money or whose name is on the property. It includes financial accounts, physical […]

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How Long Do You Have to Be Separated Before Divorcing in Georgia?

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In the state of Georgia, the concepts of legal separation and divorce are strongly intertwined, serving as vital steps in the dissolution of a marriage. Legal separation allows couples to live apart and make individual decisions about finances, property, and parenting, without officially ending the marriage. On the other hand, a divorce legally ends the […]

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Georgia Divorce Forms and Processes

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Divorce is a complex and emotionally charged process, and in Georgia, it’s no different. Understanding the forms and legal procedures is crucial for a smooth transition into your new life phase. This comprehensive guide delves into the essentials of Georgia’s divorce forms, helping you navigate this challenging time with greater ease and confidence. Divorce in […]

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Is Georgia an Equitable Distribution State?

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Equitable Distribution In divorce law, a term you will likely hear in the course of a divorce in Georgia is equitable distribution.This refers to the principle that Georgia follows when dividing marital property during a divorce. Unlike an equal division, the court aims to divide assets and debts fairly between spouses. This means that the […]

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