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Divorce From Start To Finish: What to Expect

By Amanda Speights / December 14, 2019 / Comments Off on Divorce From Start To Finish: What to Expect

Every divorce is different, and the process may vary depending on the type of divorce you get. But if you’re just getting started, here’s a general idea of what to expect at all phases of the divorce timeline.

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Tips for Getting Along With Your Ex-Spouse During the Holidays

By Amanda Speights / November 7, 2019 / Comments Off on Tips for Getting Along With Your Ex-Spouse During the Holidays

The holidays can be a challenging time for everyone. For divorced couples, they can be especially contentious. But they don’t have to be.

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The Ultimate Guide to Preparing for Divorce in Georgia

By Amanda Speights / September 13, 2019 / Comments Off on The Ultimate Guide to Preparing for Divorce in Georgia

Here’s an overview of the challenging questions you and your spouse may have to contend with during the course of the divorce.

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Alimony in Georgia: How it Works

By Amanda Speights / August 15, 2019 / Comments Off on Alimony in Georgia: How it Works

According to the law in Georgia, married people are considered financially responsible for each other. And this doesn’t necessarily stop when you divorce.

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What Happens When You Settle Your Divorce in Mediation

By Amanda Speights / July 25, 2019 / Comments Off on What Happens When You Settle Your Divorce in Mediation

Georgia law requires all divorcing couples to go through mediation before they resort to a trial. While some divorce cases do wind up in court, the large majority can be settled in mediation — even the most contentious ones.

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What Happens When Your Divorce Goes to Trial

By Amanda Speights / July 25, 2019 / Comments Off on What Happens When Your Divorce Goes to Trial

During a trial, your lawyer will prepare documents, witnesses, and evidence and present a convincing case to a judge as to why you should receive what you’re asking for in the divorce settlement.

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How to Face a Divorce Later in Life
or After a Long Marriage

By Amanda Speights / April 2, 2019 / Comments Off on How to Face a Divorce Later in Life
or After a Long Marriage

Couples who divorce after a long marriage often split up for the same reasons that younger couples do. Things like infidelity, money troubles, regrets about past decisions, or even because they simply no longer get along together often lead to divorce for people over 50.

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Can I Change My Child’s Last Name After a Divorce?

By Amanda Speights / September 6, 2018 / Comments Off on Can I Change My Child’s Last Name After a Divorce?

Although more hyphenated last names have been used in recent years, the overwhelming majority of children born in the United States tend to take their father’s last name.

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6 Reasons Couples End Their Marriages

By Amanda Speights / June 8, 2018 / Comments Off on 6 Reasons Couples End Their Marriages

Every marriage has its challenges. Some of these are very unique. Others are not. While some couples do manage to work their way through things and stay together, many marriages simply end.

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The Pitfalls of Adding Your Spouse’s Name to Pre-Marital Property

By Archie Speights / May 17, 2018 / Comments Off on The Pitfalls of Adding Your Spouse’s Name to Pre-Marital Property

As a divorce attorney, we encounter the following scenario all too often: You received an inheritance and purchased your dream home in Cherokee County. Later, you met your dream spouse and got married.

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