June 2017

How will guardianship be impacted by my divorce?

Guardianship and Divorce in Georgia Divorce and child custody are incredibly stressful and complicated issues. The potential legal issues become even more tangled when you are the legal guardian of the children in question. Many people are unaware of the differences between legal guardianship, adoption, and child custody, which are all subject to specific laws [...]

How does divorce impact an emancipated child?

Divorce and Child Emancipation When parents divorce, the non-custodial parent is usually liable for child support. The state of Georgia requires parents to provide the necessary support to minor children using the Income Share Model of support. Child support is calculated by the court based on a worksheet that determines the cost of supporting the [...]

How Does Common Law Impact Divorce in Georgia?

Georgia Common Law Divorce Most people have heard of “common law” marriage, but very few understand the legal realities of the term. Common law marriages are not recognized in the majority of states. However, the state of Georgia does recognize common law marriages created before 1997. Common law marriage is also recognized in Alabama, Colorado, [...]

May 2017

What You Need To Know About Alimony in Georgia

Alimony negotiations can be one of the most difficult parts of divorce proceedings. If you are going through a divorce in Georgia, it is important to be informed about the process before you get started. You will want to understand what the court will be looking at when determining what financial support is required, the [...]

Child Custody Laws in Georgia

Child Custody in Georgia Family courts in Georgia will primarily consider the best interest of the child when making custody decisions. Whatever the judge decides is best for the child will overrule the preference of either parent. The state considers each custody case individually, and there are many factors that the judge will look into [...]