A protective order is used to protect individuals from certain types of violence, including family violence or stalking. Violence can include physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and intimidation, verbal abuse, control, isolation, and economic abuse. The protective order is an official court document issued by the judge and requires a certain named individual to […]
The bond between a parent and a child is unlike any other, and can exist between a stepparent and a stepchild just as well. Oftentimes, a stepparent would like to legally adopt his or her stepchild. As a stepparent, you have no legal parental rights. For instance, if your spouse became incapacitated, died, or you […]
In a previous article we discussed the possibility of wage garnishment and what it entails. However, the process does not end there. There are certain limits and exceptions placed on wage garnishment. The state of Georgia’s maximum child support garnishment limits are less restrictive than most other states. In fact, an order for support takes […]
During a child custody or child support proceeding, child support may be ordered for one party to pay the other an amount calculated by the court. This amount is meant for the party to assist the other parent in the financial responsibilities that are intermixed with child care. Child support collection is binding on the […]
It is possible to lose one’s business in a divorce, yes. But let’s break it down because just like any other domestic relations issue, getting to the final result is not so simple. To begin, businesses, like real property or investment accounts, are assets that can be subject to an equitable division during a Georgia […]
In a previous post, we explored how to find the right attorney for you. In that article we discussed that an initial meeting is vital in ensuring that you have found the right fit in the attorney to represent your case. The following are important questions that you should be sure to ask during that […]
When beginning a domestic relations action, a Complaint and Summons must first be served to the respondent. This provides notice of the action to the respondent and also details what type of action the petition is bringing to the court.
Once a party is served with a Complaint and Summons for divorce, the respondent has 30 […]
Much contest during a divorce proceeding involves the division of marital property. But what about your personal items that are in your spouse’s possession? Perhaps you left items at the marital home, storage facility, or car. What recourse do you have if you do not have access to your personal items?
Make a List of Your […]
Often during a divorce proceeding or child support case, a child support order will be entered that states the amount of child support to be paid to the other parent. The purpose of these payments is for the parent ordered to pay to assist in the financial responsibilities necessary to care for the child. The […]
During a divorce proceeding, one of the most stressful issues can be the division of the assets, especially if there significant assets and possibly debts involved. As most know, obtaining a divorce can be a costly event. The last thing a party wants to do is take on additional debt, especially that which was caused […]