Divorce

How to Request a Drug Test in Your Child Custody Case

Substance abuse is a severe problem in the United States. Tragically, many children live in homes with a parent who is addicted to drugs. Courts seek to protect children when they are made aware that a parent has a substance abuse problem. If you believe your child’s other parent is using drugs, you can request… read more

Is My Spouse Entitled to My Inheritance After Divorce?

Generally, inheritance is considered separate property during a divorce action. Therefore, your spouse should not be entitled to the inheritance you receive before or after a divorce. It remains yours unless you convert the funds into marital property.  After your divorce, whether your spouse receives an inheritance from your estate depends on the terms of… read more

Divorcing A Narcissist: Tips, Tools, And What To Expect

The divorce process can be emotionally draining and painful. Even when spouses agree to an uncontested divorce, ending a marriage can be a traumatic experience. When one of the spouses is a narcissist, seeking a divorce can be more traumatic and stressful for the other spouse.  What Is a Narcissist? Your spouse may have narcissistic… read more

What Are the 4 Types of Alimonies in Georgia?

Georgia’s four types of alimony are temporary, permanent, periodic, and lump sum alimony. Each type of spousal support is based on different criteria. Alimony payments may be direct cash payments to the ex-spouse, or the alimony may be paid in non-cash payments, such as making mortgage payments.  What Are the Types of Spousal Support Granted… read more

What is the Difference Between Divorce and Legal Separation?

When spouses want to end a marriage, they have a few different legal options. Divorce is the most common route to permanently dissolve the marriage. However, some circumstances make divorce an undesirable or impractical option.  Legal separation is an alternative that offers many of the benefits of divorce, but it also keeps certain legal arrangements… read more

How To Get A Narcissist To Reveal Themselves

Many factors can influence the outcome of a divorce or family law case. One is the ability of those involved to make the right impression on the judge. Just because someone can sway the judge’s opinion, doesn’t always mean they deserve an outcome in their favor. For example, perhaps you’re in the middle of divorce… read more

How Long Do Alimony Payments Last In Georgia?

Are you getting a divorce in Georgia? If so, you may be ordered to make alimony payments to your ex. Or, they may be ordered to pay alimony to you. Alimony is financial support that may be awarded when one party can’t support themselves without help from the other. For example, maybe one spouse was… read more

How Are Divorce, Dissolution, and Legal Separation Different?

Some states refer to legally ending a marriage as “dissolution of marriage.” Georgia still refers to this process as “divorce.” However, the terms mean the same thing. Some states recognize a legal separation, but a legal separation is different from divorce or dissolution of marriage. With a legal separation, the spouses do not want to… read more

The Steps of the Divorce Process in Georgia: A Guide

Divorce can be an emotional process. But it usually has defined and predictable steps. Understanding these steps can help you cope with the stress of a divorce. Here is a guide to the steps of the divorce process, including insight into the ways that these steps are usually handled by Gwinnett county courts. Preparing for… read more

What Happens If I Don’t Sign My Divorce Papers in Lawrenceville, GA?

Only one spouse needs to file pleadings with the court to begin the divorce process in Georgia. The Complaint alleges one of 13 grounds for divorce, including a “no-fault” ground for irreconcilable differences. A spouse does not need to agree to the divorce for the court to end the marriage. Under the no-fault grounds, irreconcilable… read more