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Alimony in Georgia – Facts and Tips

Alimony in Georgia – Facts and Tips

What is Alimony? Facts and Tips. When the topic of divorce comes up it is usually followed by words like child support, custody and alimony. When a married couple decides to get a divorce the assets they once shared are normally divided up. In some cases a spouse may experience a sudden decrease in income that was previously shared. Alimony is called for when one spouse has less income than the other and they find themselves in need of...

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Contested Divorce and Family Law Discovery Methods

Contested Divorce and Family Law Discovery Methods

Georgia Contested Divorce and Family Law Discovery Methods Contested divorce and family law cases almost always involve discovery; some of which is mandatory and some of which is optional on the part requesting it. While the discovery process can be very time consuming, helpful or even viewed as oppressive and unfair – it is also a part of the contested divorce and family law process that cannot be ignored. Through discovery, you can...

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When Should an Uncontested Divorce Be Avoided?

When Should an Uncontested Divorce Be Avoided?

An Uncontested Divorce is a type of divorce that is recommended for the responsible and the diplomatic. The option of an uncontested divorce is not possible in all legal situations and should be avoided in highly contested cases in which the parties are unable to find resolution or an agreement on multiple aspects of the divorce; such as, equitable distribution of assets, debt, property, and or alimony, child custody, child support,...

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Naming Your Life Insurance Beneficiaries after Divorce

Naming Your Life Insurance Beneficiaries after Divorce

It is relatively easy to call up your insurer and request the appropriate paperwork to change the beneficiary on your life insurance policy. However, one of the key aspects of this change is deciding on who will become your new beneficiary. In most states, you can designate any person or entity to be the beneficiary, but during or after a divorce, your choices could be somewhat limited. If, for instance, the court has ordered that you must...

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Jurisdiction and Venue in Georgia’s Divorce and Family Law Courts

Jurisdiction and Venue in Georgia’s Divorce and Family Law Courts

In Georgia, to file a divorce action in the proper court, one must establish three criteria: 1) Proper venue; 2) Jurisdiction over the subject matter; and 3) Jurisdiction over the parties. The Georgia jurisdiction law is fairly stringent; if you fail to establish one of these three prongs, the case will be dismissed. Establishing proper venue is the simplest of the three: the divorce action is usually filed in the county in which the...

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Child Support in Georgia

Child Support in Georgia

Child Support in Georgia Georgia law states that children have the legal right to be fully financially supported by their parents at least until the age of majority, and in certain circumstances, beyond that point. In deciding child support the court will also be focused on the separate, but intertwined issues of child custody and visitation. After the dissolution of marriage, the children have the right to continue the same standard of...

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