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Divorce Financial Affidavits and Hidden Assets

As part of normal divorce proceedings in Georgia, you and your spouse will each need to file a domestic relations financial affidavit (DRFA) listing all of your income and expenses. The purpose of this affidavit is to help the judge determine alimony (usually called “spousal support” to be more gender-neutral), child support, and/or separate maintenance […]

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A message of how SM&P has prioritized customer and associate safety with COVID-19

Dear Clients, We are sure you have concerns during these unprecedented times (at least in our lifetimes). Please know we at Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor have more than 33 years of experience to help navigate you through. As many of you probably have heard, court systems in the Atlanta Metropolitan area have issued Emergency Orders in an […]

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Do You Need an Income Deduction Order?

At the conclusion of any family law action, there will be an order entered by the court which establishes the child support obligations of the parents. The majority of the time, the custodial parent (the parent who has the child or children the majority of the time) receives a monthly child support payment from the […]

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Using a Lis Pendens in a Georgia Divorce

Lis pendens translates as “lawsuit pending.” More than just a legal concept, lis pendens can be a powerful legal tool for protecting your rights during a divorce. When you file a lis pendens notice, it alerts all involved parties that the ownership of property named in the notice (strictly real estate in Georgia) is contested […]

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