Can a Divorce Resettlement Be Reopened?

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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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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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Is Divorce the Only Solution to a Marriage Based on Deception?

In the Georgia courts, while a divorce serves to sever the bonds of marriage between two people, an annulment involves declaring the marriage itself invalid and restoring both parties to their former, single status. There are several issues that could be present in a marriage that may result in it being declared void or voidable […]

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