What Are the Grounds for Divorce in Georgia?

If you are seeking to end your marriage, you may wonder what reasons you can provide the court to pursue divorce. Georgia is a no-fault divorce state, meaning couples do not have to have specific grounds for divorce. “Irreconcilable differences” is an acceptable reason. However, if there are specific grounds for divorce that you can […]

How to Determine Child Support in Georgia

People often believe the court orders them to pay too much child support. However, the court doesn’t determine child support – Georgia’s statute O.C.G.A §19-6-15 determines how much you pay. Child support is based on a calculation of the parents’ combined income, the number of children you have, and the child’s needs, including health insurance, […]

How Are Assets Divided in a Divorce?

Georgia is an equitable distribution state, meaning in a divorce, marital assets and debts are divided based on what is fair, not necessarily equal. Divorce is a big change in your life – the longer you are married, the bigger the change is for both parties, even if both want to divorce. When divorcing, you […]

Do I Need a Lawyer for a Divorce If We Both Agree on Everything?

Once you decide to take the steps to divorce, you and your spouse need to determine if you can do it uncontested. If you and your spouse agree on everything, you can file for an uncontested divorce. It’s much quicker than getting into a legal fight and it is often less expensive. You still have […]

Does Adultery Matter in a Divorce?

When one spouse commits adultery, it can certainly be a factor in the decision to end the marriage. It can also make the divorce process that follows adversarial and contentious. While there is little doubt that adultery can impact the decision to divorce, does adultery directly affect the legal process of divorce? At the Platt […]

Is it Possible for a Single Parent To Adopt a Child?

Approximately 117,000 children are awaiting adoption in the United States alone. Some of these children are in long-term foster care, while others are in group homes. Maybe you have decided to adopt or are just curious about the process. If so, you may be wondering if a single parent can adopt a child. Adoption is […]

What Does it Mean to Be Granted An Annulment?

According to the CDC, there were nearly 1.7 million marriages in the United States alone in 2020, with over 630,000 divorces. However, some marriages end in annulment rather than divorce. What is the difference? Read on to learn more. What Is an Annulment? An annulment, unlike a divorce, is a legal decree that declares a […]

Can Grandparents Have Visitation Rights in Georgia?

Nearly 245,000 children in the State of Georgia live with their grandparents. This may be due to a variety of reasons. However, if you are the grandparent of a child in a household going through a divorce, you may want to know if you have any rights, including visitation rights, as a grandparent. Luckily, certain […]

Can You Change Your Child Support or Custody Agreement After Divorcing?

The short answer is “yes,” although it can be a complicated subject. There are several key factors to consider when deciding whether changing your child support or custody agreement is the right decision for your situation. There are a variety of situations that may be cause for adjustment, such as changes in incomes or relocation […]

7 Reasons to Establish a Postnuptial Agreement

7 Reasons to Establish a Postnuptial Agreement Enough people have heard of the contracts of prenuptial agreements having a negative reputation. While these contracts may not represent romance, they remain very practical, considering the latest divorce rate reported by the CDC is 2.7 per 1,000 people. Pre- and postnuptial agreements protect your financial interests and […]