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Factors judges consider when determining custody

Couples in the South are more likely to divorce than married couples elsewhere in the country. A report by CNN stated that part of this could be due to the fact couples in the South, which includes states like Georgia, Kentucky and Alabama, are more likely to marry at a younger age, which increases a couple's risk of divorce.

GA Supreme Court Rules Judge Has Discretion to Award Lump Sum Child Support

The Georgia Supreme Court clarified the child support guidelines statute OCGA § 19-61-5 concerning judicial discretion when awarding child support payments. The court held that a trial court judge has discretion to award the lump sum payment of a child support obligation should the circumstances of a divorce warrant such an award.

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