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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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Post-Adoption Services in Georgia

If you are considering adoption and wondering what happens once the placement process is complete, Georgia’s Division of Family and Children Services offers some post-adoption support services designed to help adoptive parents settle into their new life while enhancing the adoption experience. Here are some of the programs available to adopted children and adoptive families: […]

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When is Guardianship an Appropriate Action in Georgia?

Under Georgia law, the parents of a child have all legal authority over that child. However, in some cases, when parents are unable to parent, other parties, including an adult who is not that child’s parent, can gain such authority. This is done through a guardianship action, which is filed in the probate court. Often, […]

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