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Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Sparking Controversy

When the United States Supreme Court ruled – quite narrowly at that, five justices to four – that same-sex marriages would be legal across all 50 states, everyone knew that it would not be ...
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Foreign Judgments

In Georgia, the full faith and credit clause does not apply to judgments and decrees of foreign countries. However, the Doctrine of Comity will apply to see if the judgment or decree will be ...
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Georgia Child Support Calculations

In Georgia, child support is determined by the Child Support Obligation Table. This table will show a calculation of a dollar amount of the Basic Child Support Obligation that corresponds to the ...
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Can I get my marriage annulled in Georgia?

In Georgia, annulments can be granted; however, they are very rare. In order for a party in the marriage to get an anullment, the marriage must have been declared void by law. This usually means that ...
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Alimony v. Equitable Division of Property

Is there a difference between Alimony and the Equitable Division of Property in Georgia?? The Answer is YES! In Georgia, the terms "Alimony" and "Equitable Division of Property" ...
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Judge has wide discretion in determining custody

What constitutes a material change of circumstances? The court can award custody to 3 rd persons where the present unfitness of the parents is established by clear and convincing evidence. Upon the ...
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Change of custody proceeding

The effect of the Georgia child custody intrastate jurisdiction act of 1978 on a change of custody and modification of visitation after Bodney v. Bodney, 277 Ga. 445, (2003). No complaint seeking a ...
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Difference between a divorce and annullment | Dallas, ga lawyer

What is the difference between an annulment and divorce? I get this question from many of my clients who don't understand the nuance differences between the two. Annulment of marriage is a ...
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What to Expect at a Temporary Hearing

There are a lot of questions regarding what to expect during temporary hearing amongst my clients. Oftentimes, a temporary hearing is the first time the client will go to court. A temporary hearing in ...
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Can I get my attorney fees and costs at the end of my trial? | Dallas, ga modification lawyer

A lot of clients come into my office wanting to know if they can get their attorney fees and costs at the end of trial. What I usually tell my clients is it can happen depending upon what happens at ...
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Do I try my case to a jury or a judge? | Dallas Ga family Law lawyer

The civil practice act provides that the Superior Court judges in divorce cases may, on reasonable notice to the parties, any time, either in term or vacation, and in chambers, in any county in the ...
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Going through a divorce?

I occasionally run into a spouse who is in a hurry to divorce their husband or wife. On the other hand, the opposing spouse is not in a hurry. They do not respond to offers to resolve the divorce ...
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Contact a Dallas Georgia family Law lawyer today for help with your case

Some people wonder what a declaratory judgment is and what role it plays in a domestic case. Declaratory judgments are provided by statutory law and are designed to settle and afford relief from ...
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Judgment on the pleadings | Dallas Georgia family lawyer

Some of my clients will ask me if the parties agree to all the conditions will they have to go to court? And the to answer that question depends on a few things. Although the court may, in appropriate ...
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Is My New Marriage Void if the Old Marriage Was Not Dissolved Properly?

You may be wondering what happens when someone who is already married try to get married to another person while still married to the former spouse. The simple answer that question is the 2nd marriage ...
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Family law attorney | paulding county lawyer

No common law marriage can be entered into in Georgia after January 1, 1997, but common law marriages entered into prior to that date will be recognized. To constitute a valid marriage in the State of ...
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Adultery: One of Thirteen Grounds for Divorce

While learning that your spouse has been unfaithful can be heart breaking to say the least, it can be somewhat comforting to know that the law takes this unfortunate situation into account and that ...
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Welcome to our new Dallas, Georgia Family Law Blog

We are pleased to annonce the launch of our new Dallas, GA Family Law Blog with an RSS feed located here.
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