Category: Family Matters

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, […]

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 […]

Which Documents Do You Need to File an Uncontested Divorce?

Although an uncontested divorce is the simplest route to part ways with your spouse, the circumstances of the transition will dictate how complicated the process can be,. Those seeking a divorce still need to outline asset division, and in the cases involving children still need a parenting plan. To ensure that nothing is left unresolved, […]

What Is the Role of a Mediator When Creating a Child Custody Agreement?

Divorce is never easy or simple. When two people separate the legally binding agreement of marriage, various components are to be navigated between the couple, such as money, real estate, automobiles, pets and living situations. No aspect of divorce is more important than a child custody agreement. The safety and well-being of the children are […]

Understanding Child Support and Potential Payment Exceptions

Child support is an essential safety net to provide for the well-being of minors. Designed as a way to ensure the contributing financial responsibility from both parents, child support intends to provide for the basic needs of a child up until the age of 18 or until a particular qualifying life event, such as high […]