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Alimony in Georgia: Spousal Support Myths and Common Questions

Alimony in Georgia can mean many things for different people. The amount of money you pay or receive will be determined by a number of factors, including your current income and liabilities. Read on to learn how spousal support is calculated. If you are considering divorce in Georgia, you may find yourself struggling to make sense of phrases like alimony and spousal support. And you are not alone. Divorce Read More

What Does it Really Mean to Have a Contested Divorce?

Divorce isn't easy. Georgia had a divorce rate of 11.7 per 1,000 people in 2018 and the state is tied with the 24th highest divorce rate in the country. While we would love to say that all of these divorces are amicable, that’s just not the case. A lot of these couples will fight to the bitter end, and the legal term for that type of divorce is known as a contested divorce. Like marriage, divorce often does not Read More

How to Ask For a Divorce: 7 Tips to Help You Approach Your Spouse

Struggling with how to ask for a divorce? If you have tried everything in your power to make your marriage work, a divorce could be the best option for you and your spouse. Taking the steps towards a divorce is not easy, but knowing how to approach the conversation can help make your divorce as smooth as possible. At least as smooth as it can be. How to Ask for a Divorce the Right Way Below are seven tips Read More

Your Happiest Chapter Yet: Our Tips for Thriving Post-Divorce

Let’s face it: Divorce is gut-wrenching. On your wedding day, you imagined that you were at the start of your happily ever after. You believed you’d made a connection that would last the rest of your life. You probably never dreamed that you would reach a point when you would have to accept that the marriage had reached its end. Divorce is hard not only because it involves losing a romantic partner, but also because Read More

Understanding Adjustment of Status

Applying for your lawful permanent residency status, often referred to as your “green card,” can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. When you are applying for lawful permanent residency status while already located in the United States, this process is referred to as Adjustment of Status.  To achieve Adjustment of Status, you must first be eligible for a Green Card. The main categories through which immigrants Read More

International Issues: What Happens If Your Spouse Leaves the Country with Your Child?

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. You come home from a long and hard day at the office, only to discover that the unthinkable has happened - your foreign-born spouse has left the country and taken your child with them. Unfortunately, this is a situation that can happen when a marriage is on the verge of ending. Some parents take the children and leave the state but others, especially if they are citizens of Read More

Step-by-Step Guide to the Eviction Process

Every day, landlords and tenants across Georgia enter into a rental agreement designed to benefit both parties. Unfortunately, the landlord-tenant relationship is like other arrangements: sometimes it doesn’t work out as hoped and eviction results. Unlike some other states, Georgia law does not make it difficult for landlords to evict tenants who violate their lease agreement or don’t pay their rent. It does Read More

3 Myths About Men and Divorce

An old saying goes something along the lines of, “If you think it’s a man’s world, wait until you get divorced.” Divorce court was regarded as the place where women came out on top as the parent of choice and recipient of substantial spousal support awards, leaving the husband with limited access to his children and a difficult existence on a reduced income. What makes common myths about men and divorce so Read More

Georgia Tenants: Know Your Rights in 3 Common Security Deposit Disputes

Security deposits are intended to compensate Atlanta landlords if a tenant disappears without paying the last month’s rent or damages the apartment during their tenancy. The deposit is supposed to be returned to the tenant after they move out, minus any deductions for damages. It sounds straightforward, but security deposit disputes are one of the main reasons why Atlanta landlords and tenants end up in Read More

How a Criminal Record Impacts Your Immigration Case

These days, thousands of immigrants, both legal and undocumented, are worried about their status in the U.S. After the White House issued new executive orders in January 2017, the Department of Homeland Security and ICE (Immigration, Customs, and Enforcement) began taking accelerated action again those labeled as “removable,” even if they had legal status. While the Executive Orders did not add to the categories Read More