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Georgia Divorce: What to do When a Spouse Drains Bank or Financial Accounts

Often, our clients report that the final straw in the build-up of a decision to seek a divorce occurs when the other spouse begins draining or diverting bank or financial accounts or other assets ...
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How to Legitimize a Child Born Out of Wedlock

When a child is born out of wedlock in Georgia, the father may be required to undergo a paternity test to prove that the child is his own. A biological connection is not considered a legal connection ...
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Types of Custody Arrangements in Georgia

Clients often come to me looking to “win custody” of their children. Whether the custody contest occurs within a divorce, modification, legitimation or other case requiring the entry of a ...
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Helping Children Deal with Divorce During the Holidays

While the holidays are a time of family fun for many, this time of year can be extremely difficult for children whose parents have recently split. This change in routine can create quite a struggle ...
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Douglas N. Fox Celebrates His 20th Year of Practicing Law

Gwinnett County attorney Douglas N. Fox of Fox Firm, P.C. in Lawrenceville, Georgia has been able to secure a landmark achievement for himself and his legal team. As of this year (2015), he is ...
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Same-Sex Marriage Legalized Nationwide by US Supreme Court Decision

June 26 th, 2015 will go down as a landmark day in American history, as this was the day that the United States Supreme Court ruled to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states. The ruling did not ...
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How Could I Benefit From a Legal Separation?

When a marriage seems as if it may be coming to an end, most people consider divorce as their only option. What these people do not realize is how they can benefit from a legal separation. The ...
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Defining 'Joint Legal Custody' In Georgia Parenting Plans

When parents who are facing divorce, modification, legitimation or other parental rights action in Georgia seek to draft and submit a parenting plan, the most common custodial arrangement by far in ...
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What Makes a Military Divorce Different?

Military divorce is not the same as civilian divorce. As a member of the military or the spouse of a military member who is considering divorce, it is important you understand what makes a military ...
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Should You Acknowledge Service of a Divorce or Modification Petition?

Most any attorney will obviously advise you to hire an attorney to represent you for any litigation in the domestic relations arena (i.e., divorce, modification of custody or support, legitimation, ...
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Part IV: How Does a Typical Temporary Protective Order Work in Georgia?

Part 4: Public Access to TPO Records As set forth in Parts 1 through 3 of this four-part article, because cases involving Temporary Protective Orders (TPOs) in Georgia can have significant ...
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Part III: How Does a Typical Temporary Protective Order Work in Georgia?

Part 3: Basic Procedure of Formal Hearing after Service of Ex Parte Petition As set forth in Parts 1 and 2 of this four-part article, because cases involving Temporary Protective Orders (TPOs) in ...
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Part II: How Does a Typical Temporary Protective Order Work in Georgia?

Part 2: Basic Procedure of Petitioner's Ex Parte Petition As set forth in Part 1 of this four-part article, because cases involving Temporary Protective Orders (TPOs) in Georgia can have ...
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Part I: How Does a Typical Temporary Protective Order Work in Georgia?

Part 1: General Information When someone in Georgia believes they might be in physical danger as a result of family violence or stalking behavior, he/she can pursue a protective order through the ...
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Georgia Restraining Orders: Divorce, Family Violence & Stalking

In Georgia, there are two essential types of restraining orders that my clients might encounter: Temporary Protective Orders (TPO) and Mutual Restraining Orders (MRO). TPOs involve allegations of ...
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Can I Get a Court Order for Visitation with My Grandchildren?

Over the years, I have had many clients complain that time they once treasured with their grandchildren has either been unfairly diminished or flat-out eliminated by the parents. Questions often then ...
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Child Legitimation in Georgia - Rights of Parents

Under the common law of England, illegitimate children could not be rendered legitimate by any subsequent act of their parents. They were unfortunate members of society branded forever by the lusts of ...
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Preparing for Legal Separation

Legal separation is a complicated process that can be emotionally draining. However, when spouses are fully prepared for their separations, they usually find that the process is less traumatic and ...
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Atlanta Woman Charged with DUI and Homicide

In Atlanta, a 26 year old woman by the name of Christa Scott has been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) and first degree homicide with a motor vehicle. The Atlanta Police Department also ...
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3 Reasons You Need a Divorce Lawyer

If you are going through a divorce in Gwinnett County, it is important that you secure the services of a Gwinnett County family lawyer. Whether you think you need legal representation or not, it is ...
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Child Custody in Georgia: Can Children Choose?

In the state of Georgia, when parents are going through a child custody matter, they often wonder if their children can choose which parent they want to live with. Generally speaking, if the children ...
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Dad Facing DUI Charges after Forcing Daughter to Drink

In Georgia, a man was arrested and placed in jail after police learned that he forced his nine year old daughter to drink beer. According to police, the nine year old had a blood alcohol concentration ...
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Couple from Extreme Makeover Files for Divorce

Recently, news sources confirmed that a couple that appeared on popular television show "Extreme Makeover Home Edition" has filed for divorce. The couple, Greg and Ginger Akers, appeared on ...
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Teacher Faces Felony Charges for Punching Student

In Albany, Georgia, a teacher is facing felony charges after being accused of punching a student on March 17 th. The teacher is employed with the Dougherty School System. District Attorney for the ...
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When Can Child Support be Modified?

In Georgia, a parent may seek modification of child support whenever there is a drastic change in income or the needs of the children involved. For example, if the parent that pays child support ...
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