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Divorce

In Georgia, you can file for divorce on fault-based grounds, such as adultery or cruel treatment. However, most divorcing couples in Georgia obtain a no-fault divorce, which only requires you to show the court that your marriage is “irretrievably broken” with no hope for reconciliation....
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Child Custody

When parents don’t agree on child custody, a judge decides legal and physical custody, as well as a visitation schedule, on their behalf. Georgia courts determine child custody based on what’s in each child’s best interest. Judges consider several factors when deciding custody, including each...
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Child Support

Georgia judges determine child support based primarily on children’s reasonable needs, and the parents’ combined income. Courts use the Child Support Guidelines to come up with a Basic Child Support Obligation (“BCSO”), which is the starting point for determining a final child support amount. Each...
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Paternity

Children born in wedlock are presumed to be the legitimate child of the mother’s husband, and immediately have custodial rights as well as the obligation to financially and emotionally support the child. When children are born out of wedlock, however, the parents must establish paternity...
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Contempt of Court Order

If you’ve had a divorce, child custody case, or child support case, you have an agreement and/or court order requiring you to follow certain rules, like paying child support, alimony, or following a visitation schedule. Sometimes your ex-spouse or child’s parent refuses to follow the...
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Prenuptial Agreements

A prenuptial agreement (also called a “premarital agreement”) is a contract that a marrying couple signs that determines how certain financial issues will be decided in the event of divorce. Prenuptial agreements typically cover how assets and debts will be divided in the event of...
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