Divorcing couples in Georgia already have a lot to deal with emotionally, but remembering a few tips early on could reduce stress and eliminate headaches later. Ending a marriage can put both parties in a different tax bracket, and preparing for that as soon as possible can help avoid a shock at tax time. The preparation process can include making decisions on joint debts and assets, how employment income could affect alimony payments, and child custody issues.
Infidelity is a common cause of divorce. If you or your spouse has decided to end your marriage due to cheating, you might be wondering how adultery affects the divorce process in Georgia. You may have heard, for example, that Liberty Ross and Rupert Sanders recently settled their divorce and Ross walked away with "guilt money."
This question should have an easy answer, but families and family law are changing in today's world, and things are sometimes not as clear as they ought to be. Virtually all aspects of family law are determined by state law, and the laws differ widely on some things, especially those that are controversial.
Cases involving failure to pay child support in Georgia and elsewhere receive public attention. However, when the person failing to a pay support obligation is a former member of the National Basketball Association, people take notice - especially if the individual owes nearly $1 million in child support.
A man was recently apprehended and charged with direct child support contempt after failing to make child support payments for 18 years. In Georgia, a child support contempt action can be used to deal with a non-custodial parent who does not abide by a support order.
A lawsuit, filed by the Atlanta-based Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) for six Georgia parents who have been jailed for delinquent child support payments, demands that Georgia provide lawyers for the parents at contempt hearings.
In many situations, when we hear about celebrity divorces, we hear about long, contentious legal battles between the two parties. Without realizing it, we may think that is what every divorce needs to be like. In reality, that is not the case.
During a hearing in a judge's chamber near Georgia, an ex-Marine reportedly became infuriated and attacked his estranged wife, after a court ruling granted her child support for their two children as part of a divorce settlement.
Because of the recession, 2009 saw a large decrease in the number of divorces in Georgia and throughout the United States. However, many divorce attorneys are now remarking that divorce rates may have returned to their normal highs in 2010 as the country lifted itself out of the Great Recession. As more couples decide to file for divorce, it is important to be prepared for tax season as a newly single individual.
When individuals are facing criminal charges, they have a constitutional right to receive representation from a lawyer. We're all familiar with the Miranda Rights section that informs individuals that they have the right to an attorney, and that if they cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided at no cost.