Understanding Annulments in Georgia

A divorce and an annulment are similar legal proceedings to end a marriage, however the final results are very different from one another. A divorce is the dissolution of a valid marriage and an annulment is a legal decree that declares a marriage was never valid to begin with. Unlike divorce, which simply terminates an…

Back to School Planning for Divorced Parents

Back-to-school season is upon us. The new year often brings a new school, new teachers and new activities for kids and divorced parents to juggle.  For divorced parents, the beginning of the school year is a great time to hit a reset button and discuss the impending changes to schedules and activities.  Just like the…

The Impact of Divorce on Your Work

“Check your problems at the door.” It’s a mantra some workplace environments live by. However, it’s easier said than done. It’s easy for problems in our personal lives to bleed into our professional lives. The trauma of going through a divorce isn’t something you can just turn off like a light switch. From the court…

What You Need to Know About Alimony in Georgia

When a marriage ends in divorce, one spouse may need to continue financially assisting or supporting the other spouse. Alimony, also referred to as spousal support, is paid by the higher-earning spouse to the non-earning or lower-earning spouse and is separate from the division of marital property. Alimony ensures that spouses who may have refrained…

The Basics of Visitation Violations in Georgia

In Georgia, child custody is most often determined during the divorce process by mutually agreeing parents, subject to a judge’s approval, or by the judge based solely on the child’s best interests. The resulting custody order is a complex document, covering many important things, including visitation. The custody order, referred to as a parenting plan,…

What Should I Do If My Ex Stops Paying Child Support?

Raising and caring for children after a divorce is not only hard work, but it’s also expensive. Many single parents depend on child support to provide basic necessities for their children. When a non-custodial parent stops paying child support, the custodial parent faces the burden of financial hardship and ultimately, the children may suffer. If…